In OneFeather, a spoiled ballot is one that has been intentionally left blank.
Spoiled ballots are counted as part of the total number of votes, but do not influence the results of the voting event as no choices have been marked on the ballot.
Why does OneFeather allow spoiled ballots?
In OneFeather, we allow voters to spoil their ballots as part of the democratic process and an individuals right to vote.
On OneFeather only intentionally spoiled ballots are possible. The platform is able to validate your choices before the ballots are cast, so there is no risk of accidentally casting an invalid ballot.
You may intentionally spoil a ballots for any of the following reasons:
- You are not satisfied with the choices you've been presented with
- You are protesting the process, but exercising your right to vote
- You don't care about the outcome
- Any other reason