Imagine a tournament

You can think of the Schulze Method as a tournament where the winner must defeat its opponents in each one-on-one game.

To determine who wins each game of the tournament, we look at the ballots that the voters cast. It's a lot faster than asking the voters to come back and vote for each game. If 20 people preferred A over B and 10 people prefer B over A, then A wins that game.

To be thorough, the winner must defeat every other candidate, not just a few up a tournament tree. Because we already have the ballots to determine each game's winner, time isn't a constraint here and we can take our time to be careful.

Give it a try. Submit a ballot or two and see how it works for yourself.