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.
Communication is not about being verbose, it’s about being clear, and being clear on web pages often means using fewer words, not more.
The 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.
When 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.
ElectionsOnline 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.
Even 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.
Create 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.
The 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.
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.