Is there an election System that allows for potential seats to be empty? E.g if there are 7 seats that could potentially be filled but the people voting only want 5 to be filled.
For context: We are holding an election to a Board where there can only be 7 members + president + vice president + Quästor (But these are elected separately). In the past, we usually had less than 7 candidates for the 7 seats. so we just had a yes-no vote on each person. But now we have 10 interested candidates. Some think 7 is too much so we don't want a voting system that takes away the option to only elect 5. Or if someone does not like 4 of the 10 candidates we want them to be able to vote for the option where there would only be the 6 Board members he likes.