To promote a desirable composition of a committee's members fund voting is adopted. The committee consists of five members, ABCDE. The fund voting begins with a proposal submitted by the departing committee, composed mostly of the departing members, i.e. ABCEF. The members of the society have conflicting views regarding various candidates, and their opinions are diverging as regards the representation of women, men, young, aged, as well as experienced and inexperienced individuals in the committee. More proposals are submitted, first the proposal ABCEG. A fund voting is applied where the last one receives more points than the departing committee's proposal. Then there comes a proposal of H instead of G, and H receives less points. After that comes the proposal GH replacing EG, and so it continues. When the election board finds the opinion being sufficiently tried, the current composition is submitted for election and the members respond with yes, no or they abstain. If that composition is not approved, fund voting continues until the state is viewed sufficiently tried, and a new election is carried on.
“An interesting proposal, but in practice it seems to be time consuming,” was a comment made by someone who, however, beliefs in fund voting as a practical method. Then the question is: how time- consuming is the balancing of the committee members when the establishing of a committee is carried on as normally. In that process it is necessary to get support for individuals and the committee as a whole and maybe also to explain how the result was reached. Fund voting confirms what the participants intend for the whole committee and how intense their opinion is, it presents this in figures and gives a result in accordance with the rules of fund voting. The various points of view and their intensity are shown in the account for the single fund voting. However, this does not necessarily tell the whole story.
For a general comment on this theme, cf. the note 'What is most complicated?' in article III.E.3, Companies, institutions and interest groups, in Democracy with Sequential Choice and Fund Voting.