Online communities can be a great way to increase awareness of, and participation in, your next election. Higher Logic’s integration with ElectionsOnline makes it an especially useful tool for driving increased voter participation.
Many 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.
New 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.
“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.
One of the best practices for increasing voter turnout requires creating a link on your own web site that takes voters directly to the ballot login page. That’s a simple enough thing to do, but there are some best practices and tips that can be employed to ensure this link works to maximum effectiveness.
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 United States elects a new President in less than twenty-four hours. Why then should it take upwards of four weeks to elect the President of a private organization? Four weeks is an unnecessarily long duration for an election and one day is generally too short to deal with practical matters. What then, is the ideal length for an election?
Four reasons to consolidate multiple elections into one include reducing costs, simplifying administration, increasing voter participation and simplifying the voting process for the voter.
The first five are things ElectionsOnline clients don’t have to take any action to enjoy as they’ve already been done for you. Tips 6 through 18 however get into some things you can do from your end to ensure happy, participating voters.
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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