Settings: In a Fantasy setup, different factions face up for the control of the subterranean territories they live in. One of the 4 factions is the Government (Human race not including the tribal people) and is basically a medieval society almost achieving steam engine level of technology. The Government is led by the Elite 4 composed of 4 representatives of each class (Inquisitors, Scholars, Workers, Soldiers).
The way I would want the Elite 4 to be chosen is simple: Whoever in each class has the most points. One gets 1 point for each citizen voting for you and accomplishing small or great deeds will award a certain number of points (a scholar making a breakthrough in science, a soldier surviving many battles, an inquisitor proving many people to be heretics...)
To avoid everyone voting for himself, say we implement a minimum point threshold to enter the elections.
If enough people vote against a class leader, no matter his point score, he will be dismissed and the next in score will take his place.
The technology level is close to steam engine, but there are remains of the surfacean's technology that they think of as magic (Nanotechnology that is voice controlled. Not anyone can wield them and only a few fist-sized orbs of nanomachines have been discovered).
Now my problem!
We cannot really expect a book to just contain any single possible deed and its point value
=> The book would soon be outdated by the scholar scientific advances
=> New threats could rise and their defeat reward for soldiers wouldn't be recorded in the book
Very specific situations could rise and just following the book wouldn't be enough.
so how can I describe this system? What means could I use to evaluate any deeds achieved in order to keep the Elite 4 a "fair" meritocracy?
Feel free to ask more questions (about the other factions or the setting or how the "magic" works).
By "Medieval" I meant a society where religion still has a strong political power.
Farmers work the field for a lord (Veteran soldier or Inquisitor. Scholars are fed by the tax on the lords' harvests to the Curatorium) or in the machine rooms/labs for the scholars.
Edit: Separatrix exposed a big flaw in this setting. I'll try to reformulate my story in a new question. Thanks to everyone who helped on this matter.