Colgate University used OpaVote for a faculty election in March 2013.
Condorcet elects the candidate who wins all pairwise competitions against the other candidates. Sometimes a cycle will occur where no Condorcet winner exists. In this instance, other techniques are necessary to break the cycle. The set of candidates in the cycle is called the Smith set. Three methods are available for choosing the winner from the cycle: Borda, IRV, and Schwartz Sequential Dropping (SSD).