The simple answer to the question, what makes ElectionsOnline the leading innovator, is, well, innovation. But the claim isn’t just puffery. There’s a valid case to be made for ElectionsOnline being the election service other election services want to be when they grow up.
To complement the ability election managers have to perform election verification against the entire collection of ballots in an election, individual voters now have a ballot verification wizard they may step through to be absolutely certain their ballot has been captured; has not been altered in any way; and is being included in the election results tabulation.
Bona fide election verification and certification made possible by the immutable and cryptographically verifiable ledger database at the heart of the ElectionsOnline voting system. Learn more about this ElectionsOnline exclusive.
There has been a change to how ballots are stored within the ElectionsOnline system utilizing new technology that, while evolutionary with respect to how it came to be, is truly revolutionary in what is now possible—that being immutable and cryptographically verifiable ballots for unequaled certainty in your election results.
ElectionsOnline 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.
There is nothing new about clients having the ability to retrieve their voter roster for an election at any point during or after an election, but there is something very new about how that roster is now generated and the fact that all downloads are archived for the duration of an election so they may be retrieved well after their original creation.
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.