Dot-voting is a quick and simple method for prioritizing a long list of options.

It’s less cognitively demanding than having to perform full ranking of all the options, because participants are not required to give a comparative judgment of each option, and it allows participants to express a preference for more than one option at the same time.

It also creates a sense of engagement and allows participants to see the decision process in action and understand how the final choice was made.


Dot dot vote is free and open source software created by R. Tyler Croy. It is intended to allow for quick and easy simple dot-voting exercises with groups of all sizes.

The tool itself is written in Rust and Tide, with PostgreSQL storing poll data.