Slido is gradually rolling out a new user interface. If the below steps and visuals match what you are seeing within your account, then you are using the **old interface** and this article is for you. If not, please see this version.

The** ranking poll** is ideal if you wish for your participants to rank options in the order of importance or preference, so you can learn what resonates with your audience the most.

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## Create your ranking poll

In your Slido event, go to the **Live polls** tab and select **Ranking poll**. Just ask a question, add the options and let your participants vote:

**Additional settings**

**Set number of options to rank**

This setting allows you to limit the number of options that you want your audience to rank. For instance, you can ask them to vote for their top 3 preferred options.

**Randomize options**

This setting will put the given options in a random order for each participant.

## How it works for your participants

This is how the ranking poll works for your participants. They can order options using both **tapping** and **drag & drop**.

## How we calculate the scores

With the ranking poll, participants essentially give points to each option and the higher someone ranks an option, the more points it receives. Using an example of participants needing to rank 3 options, the option ranked first receives 3 points, the second gets 2 points and the third gets 1 point.

Once voting is over, we count up these points for each option and divide it by the number of people who participated in the ranking poll. This gives us an average, ranked score for each option and the option with the highest score is the most preferred one.

**Example:**

- There are 3 people (A, B, C) participating in a poll that consists of three options (X, Y, Z)
- Person A submits the options in the following order: X, Y, Z
- Person B submits the options in the following order: Y, X, Z
- Person C submits the options in the following order: Y, X, Z
- Option X receives 7 points (3 + 2 + 2); Option Y receives 8 points (2 + 3 + 3); Option Z receives 3 points (1 + 1 + 1)
- Average for Option X is 2.3 (7 divided by 3); Average for Option Y is 2.7 (8 divided by 3); Average for Option Z is 1 (3 divided by 3)
- The final order of Options is the following: Y (2.7); X (2.3); Z (1)

In case a participant does not rank all the options, the one they did not pick automatically receives 0 points.

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