The wikipedia page for cumulative voting describes is as a cardinal method in the introduction, before going on to describe 'dot voting' as a concrete example later on:
"Cumulative voting ... is a multiple-winner cardinal voting method"
However, the wikipedia page for cardinal voting specifically describes independent rating, as I would expect:
"Cardinal voting refers to any electoral system which allows the voter to give each candidate an independent rating or grade."
It seems to me that this is an error on the cumulative voting page. I would like to get feedback from people who know more about voting science than me (probably most of you!) before I suggest an edit.
Thanks in advance,