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October 5, 2022 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips, Increase voter turnout, Product development | Comments not allowed

Social ProofNew 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.

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September 7, 2022 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips, Product development | Comments not allowed

Ranked Choice VotingSkypunch 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.

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July 6, 2022 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips, Product development, Time-savers | Comments not allowed

Publish resultsElection 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.

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June 1, 2022 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips, Increase voter turnout | No Comments

Ignite Your Voter Turnout“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.

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November 8, 2021 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips, Other | Comments not allowed

Elections versus SurveysElections are not surveys, but that hasn’t stopped some organizations from using survey tools to try to save a buck and get away with using online survey tools to do something they were never intended for, conducting elections. Not infrequently the consequences of taking such a gamble result in disaster which could have been easily avoided.

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October 6, 2021 by David Simms , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Election tips, Product development | Comments not allowed

Email Engagement ReportThe ElectionsOnline voting system may be configured to send emails to voters on the start date of an election informing them that voting is open and providing a link to the ballot. For years clients have had the ability to download a report of any emails from that mailing that went undelivered. That has now been replaced with a report showing full engagement.

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September 15, 2021 by David Simms , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Company news, Election tips | Comments not allowed

Whitelist emailElectionsOnline is merging with Skypunch Technology. That means clients should begin immediately instructing their voters to whitelist email originating from the skypunch.tech domain to ensure the same deliverability as always.

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September 1, 2021 by David Simms , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Election tips, Increase voter turnout, Time-savers | Comments not allowed

Consolidate Multiple ElectionsFour reasons to consolidate multiple elections into one include reducing costs, simplifying administration, increasing voter participation and simplifying the voting process for the voter.

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August 4, 2021 by David Simms
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Email Delivery Best PracticesVoters won’t vote in an election they don’t know about. Therefore, on an election’s start date, you should announce the election to your voters. This article is an executive summary of email delivery within the ElectionsOnline system and presents some best practices you can take for communicating with voters via email.

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July 7, 2021 by David Simms
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8 Tips for Formatting Candidate BiographiesElectionsOnline’s online voting software permits attaching candidate biograhies, including photos, to the ballot which an election administrator may freely edit at any time prior to and even during an election. These eight best practices ensure those biographies present to the voter in the most useful way possible.

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