ElectionsOnline has a new website with a totally new look and feel. But the baby was not thrown out with the bath water. The tools that have made managing elections so easy over the years remain intact, so the learning curve for clients visiting this site for the first time... well, there really is no learning curve. Just enjoy the shiny, new site!
Candidates have long been able to load their own biographies into the system, but the tool used for doing that has switched from a rich-text editor to Markdown. The switch completely resolves some issues with a rich-text editor and also ensures absolute uniformity across all biographies.
ElectionsOnline has revamped the pricing model for its online voting system making the service available in three different editions: 1. Standard, 2. Professional, 3. Enterprise. Each with a progressively more complete collection of features so clients pay only for what they use.
Migrating your association's election from paper to online is progress, but there is much more evolution to experience. Use this article as a checklist against modern-day best practices to fully enjoy all the benefits of a modern election system.
By default, candidate names display in a 2-column layout. It helps reduce scrolling to view the candidates and also presents more candidate names in a single screen view. But election managers may override that default setting and display candidate names stacked vertically in a single column.
If your organization has historically been hands off when it comes to conducting elections in order to cast the perception that internal staff is not in a position to tamper with things, it may be time to reconsider that practice.
Communication is not about being verbose, it’s about being clear, and being clear on web pages often means using fewer words, not more.
Self administering your election is not only less expensive than hiring a 3rd party to set up and manage every aspect of the election for you, but also results in considerable time savings when you’re able to preview edits in real time.
ElectionsOnline has further solidified its position in the market as the leading provider of integrated election solutions for the association market with a partnership with Community Brands—the company that owns Abila, Aptify, YourMembership and NimbleUser.
Consider an election manager that favors one candidate over another. This manager views live election results; sees that their favored candidate is trailing; informs them so they know to campaign harder. ElectionsOnline prevents this by hiding candidate names on the result until the election closes.