Some conferences have PC members vote for papers. In allotment voting, each PC member is assigned a vote allotment to distribute among unconflicted papers; a PC member might assign one vote to one submission and five to another. In approval voting, each PC member can vote, once, for as many papers as they like. The PC’s aggregated vote totals might help determine which papers to discuss.
HotCRP supports voting through tags. The chair can define a set of voting tags and allotments. Votes are represented as twiddle tags, and the vote total is automatically computed and shown in the public tag.
For example, an administrator might define an allotment voting tag “vote” with an allotment of 10 votes. To assign two votes to a submission, a PC member can either enter that vote into a text box on the submission page, or directly tag that submission with “~vote#2”. As other PC members add their votes with their own “~vote” tags, the system updates the main “vote” tag to reflect the total. (An error is reported when PC members exceed their allotment.)
Hover to learn how the PC voted: