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April 4, 2018 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Best Day to Begin ElectionThe answer to which day of the week is best to begin an election is, it depends. And the things it depends on are things specific to your organization. Read on to learn what those things are; what you can do to become better informed about them; and how to pick the optimal start date.

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February 7, 2018 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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One Election, Multiple LanguagesWhen taking advantage of Evote's ability to integrate into your own website, you may also pass language codes into the system that change from one voter to the next making it possible for each of your voters to view the ballot pages in their own preferred language.

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December 6, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Custom Voter DemographicsElectionsOnline introduces the ability to associate up to four pieces of custom demographic data with each voter to enable segmenting election results by different demographic groups for business intelligence beyond just who won the election.

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November 1, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Support AgentEven with all that is done to ensure the voting experience is as simple as possible, as an election administrator, you will still inevitably receive the occasional request for assistance from a voter. This article provides an example scenario to resolve such requests as quickly and easily as possible.

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October 4, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Copying an ElectionsCreate a new election by copying any prior election. It’s a new feature that replaces and improves upon the old method for creating new elections from saved templates and is available for all elections going forward.

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September 6, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Voter Groups Versus Special Interest GroupsThe online voting tool from ElectionsOnline permits displaying different ballots to different voters based on voter profile. The two tools to do this—voter groups and special interest groups—may be used either alone, or together to elegantly handle any situation.

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August 2, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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During ballot setup, one of the things election administrators must do is provide the names of the candidates appearing on the ballot. A simple enough task, but there are still some best practices and things to avoid doing to ensure a voter-friendly ballot.

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May 3, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Keep Your Voter Database CleanDo your reputation as a sender of bulk email a favor and increase the likelihood of those on the receiving end actually receiving your communications. This article lists a few best practices for how to do this and explains how ElectionsOnline’s software can help.

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September 7, 2016 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Managing Account TurnoverAn organization creates an account at ElectionsOnline; the point of contact for that account leaves; that person’s replacement is assigned to manage the election and hasn’t a clue where to begin. This article provides some pointers on ensuring a smooth transition from one election administrator to another.

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August 3, 2016 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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HOA Online Voting Best PracticesHomeowner associations (HOAs) need to elect a board of directors each year and are rapidly adopting online voting as the most cost-effective, headache-reducing way to go about it. Adhere to these best practices to fully exploit all the benefits of doing away with paper.

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