Two new developments further exemplify ElectionsOnline’s continuing commitment to maintaining a secure and reliable platform for organizational elections. Read more to learn about always-on SSL and site monitoring.
On this Earth Day, what more appropriate topic but then to go into ElectionsOnline’s involvement with 1% for the Planet? Since 2006 ElectionsOnline has been a proud member of 1% for the Planet, but that membership is really just a conduit for a very special relationship that exists between ElectionsOnline and the Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
All organizations want to know if their voter participation rates are acceptable, but defining “acceptable” is not easy. This article attempts to provide a starting point for answering the question and makes a suggestion on the voter participation statistic you should really focus on.
The ballot pages served by ElectionsOnline earn a PageSpeed Insights score of a virtually unheard of 100 out of a possible 100! How it was accomplished is a case study in creating blazing fast web pages.
The simple answer to the question, what makes ElectionsOnline the leading innovator, is, well, innovation. But the claim isn’t just puffery. Beyond the claim, there’s a valid case to be made that ElectionsOnline is the most imitated company in the election business.
Upholding its reputation as the industry’s leading innovator, ElectionsOnline is the first and only to integrate social media into its online voting software with the intent of increasing voter participation. Icons for email, LinkedIn and Twitter now appear on the ballot confirmation page with a short message encouraging voters who've just voted to encourage other fellow voters to also vote. It's the electronic equivalent of the "I Voted" sticker given to voters in many parts of the country upon exiting the voting booth in national elections.
Initial analysis is encouraging. While fewer than 1% of voters are using the social sharing tools, being reminded to vote by a colleague you know personally can be a very compelling thing. As social media becomes a more ubiquitous part of our lives, this development is sure to prove to increase voter participation and of course ElectionsOnline will continuously look to further improve the usage and effectiveness of this new feature.
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