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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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April 6, 2016 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Position DescriptionsOccasionally something is voted on that requires a little explanation. This is almost always the case for things like referendums for changes to bylaws and the like. For these occasions, ElectionsOnline’s voting software supports the ability to provide a full position description as explained at this article.

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March 1, 2016 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Testing Ballot SetupElectionsOnline’s software makes it virtually impossible to commit a technical error while creating an election. But there are other non-technical aspects of setup that can still cause issues when an election is not handled properly. Testing is vital to ensure any such errors are caught before an election begins.

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February 3, 2016 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline

Crafting Election EmailsMany clients like to announce elections using email sent from their own domain. In fact, doing at least one such mailing per election is a recommended best practice, but it’s very common to see mistakes being made with these emails. Read on to learn some simple best practices.

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December 2, 2015 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Formatting BallotsElectionsOnline’s ballots not only function well, they look nice. Should you choose to consume one of those ballots into your own website using the Evote API, that styling will be lost until it’s restored using some basic CSS which may also be customized to create any look you desire.

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November 4, 2015 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Referendum Best PracticesElectionsOnline’s software supports voting on referendums. Unfortunately this is an area where poor ballot setup practices can all too easily create a ballot that's difficult to make sense of. This article sets forth some best practices to ensure an optimal voting experience.

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October 7, 2015 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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SubaccountsSubaccounts are one way to enjoy a price discount, but more importantly, they can serve to organize multiple elections by related bodies of an organization into a structure that matches the mental model of how election administrators think of them. Read on to see if they’re right for your organization.

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September 2, 2015 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Integrating EvoteIntegrating Evote into your own website is not appropriate for every client, but as the size of an organization’s voter roster increases, so too do the benefits of integrating Evote into your own site. It’s something all clients should at least be aware of and for some, seriously consider.

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July 19, 2015 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline

Florida CommunityA new statute in the state of Florida permits homeowner associations to elect their leadership using an online voting system. ElectionsOnline’s Evote has been used by HOAs in other states for several years and is happy to finally welcome Florida to the party. These step-by-step instructions describe using Evote to satisfy the requirements of the new statute.

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