WVU is set to begin performing cybersecurity work on Skypunch Technology’s online voting system. This is a win-win for both the university and company as it provides students with a real-world platform on which to do their coursework and Skypunch with an invaluable service.
Skypunch supports voting on referendums. Unfortunately this is an area where poor ballot setup practices can all too easily create a ballot that’s difficult to make sense of. This article sets forth some best practices to ensure an optimal voting experience.
New to social proof? It may be defined as “…a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation.” It’s a concept that may be used to increase voter turnout as this article explains.
Skypunch supports ranked choice voting, but the election results report can be a bit lengthy and while it makes the tabulation process very transparent, the steps still require some explanation. This article provides that explanation and explains how the viewer can make sense of each of the steps from gathering ballots to declaring winners.
Candidate biography self service—use it to reduce the stress and workload of administering an election. Continue reading to learn how to take advantage of the tool and permit candidates to handle the upload of their biographies.
Election results may be published directly on the Skypunch website which eliminates the hassle of communicating the results to your voters through some much more cumbersome means. That however, it just the beginning of the benefit.
“Enlighten us, but make it quick.” The motto of an Ignite event is a concept that translates well to introducing candidates to an electorate both online and off. Learn how you might capitalize on this fast-paced presentation format to introduce issues and candidates to your voters.
Enabling multifactor authentication is the single biggest thing you can do to ensure the security of any online account. If you have shied away from using it before, hopefully this article can impress upon you the problem it solves, how effective it can be, and just how simple it is to use.
The death of passwords has been predicted for years but such predictions have not proven prophetic given that the most popular method to prove one’s identity is still by coupling an identity with a password. Today however, Skypunch moves a little closer to a world without passwords.
Passwords are the first line of defense in securing any online account and are auto-generated for your account by Skypunch to be absolutely certain they are not used anywhere else; immune to dictionary attacks; and not vulnerable to brute-force attacks in any practical manner.