High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Weighted voting systems are voting systems based on the idea that not all voters are equal. INstead, it can be desirable to recognize differences by giving voters different amounts of say (weights) concerning the outcome of an election. THis is in contrast to normal parliamentary procedure, which assumes that each member's vote carries equal weight. THis type of voting system is used in everything from shareholder meetings, where votes are weighted by the number of shares that each shareholder owns, to the United States Electoral College.