A parent’s explanation of bullet voting:

Bullet voting is an option in any election in which more than one seat is open and voters can cast two or more ballots. These situations tend to occur in school board and city council elections.

Bullet voting makes sense in elections in which a voter’s favorite candidate has a shot at getting the last open seat but isn’t likely to win the first seat.

Let¹s say, for example, that at the time you and 10 of your fellow Ms. A supporters get to the voting station, Mr. B is leading Ms. A by 4 votes for the second seat. The eleven of you are the last citizens to vote. If all of you vote for both Ms. A and Mr. B, he will maintain his four-vote lead and win the second seat. But if all 11 of you vote for Ms. A alone (that is, 11 votes for her and none for Mr. B), you would erase her 4-vote deficit and give her a 7-vote lead over Mr. B. In that case, Ms. A would win the second seat.

The scenario would be different if you were convinced that Ms. A is a shoo-in for the first seat. In that case, you’d want to use your second vote to help either Mr. B beat out Ms. C for the second seat.

If you can’t count on Ms. A coming in first, and you don’t think she has a lock on the second seat, either, you should probably bullet vote for her.

Source: Irvington Parents Forum