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Voting is a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion—often following discussions, debates, or election campaigns.

The Consensus-Oriented decide

A specific model of consensus decide, the Consensus-Oriented decide model offers a detailed step-wise description of consensus process. It can be used with any type of decision rule. It outlines the process of how proposals can be collaboratively built with full participation of all stakeholders. This model allows groups to . . . Read more

Rough consensus

Rough consensus is a term used in consensus decide to indicate the “sense of the group” concerning a particular matter under consideration. It has been defined as the “dominant view” of a group as determined by its chairperson.

Occupy Hand Signal Consensus Decide

Hand signals are often used by consensus decide bodies as a way for group members to nonverbally indicate their opinions or positions. They have been found to be useful in facilitating groups of 6 to 250 people. They are particularly useful when the group is multi-lingual

Occupy General Assemblies

General assemblies (GA) are the primary decide bodies of the global Occupy Movement which arose in 2011. Open to all who wish to take part, general assemblies allow for an inclusive form of Direct democracy. Such assemblies aim to establish a consensus among all participants. Assemblies are primarily voice based . . . Read more

Nominal group technique

The nominal group technique (NGT) is a decide method for use among groups of many sizes, who want to make their decision quickly, as by a vote, but want everyone’s opinions taken into account (as opposed to traditional voting, where only the largest group is considered)[1] . The method of . . . Read more

Occupy Gatherings

A protest where demonstrators occupy public space for several day, sometime with a very high levels of organization

Foot Voting

Foot voting is the ability of people to “vote with their feet” by leaving situations they do not like or going to situations they believe to be more beneficial. This process is used in various participative formats such as barcamp or hackathon, where participants are encouraged to pick up their . . . Read more


Dotmocracy is an established facilitation method for collecting and recognizing levels of agreement on written statements among a large number of people.