Candidates have long been able to load their own biographies into the system, but the tool used for doing that has switched from a rich-text editor to Markdown. The switch completely resolves some issues with a rich-text editor and also ensures absolute uniformity across all biographies.
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.
Consider an election manager that favors one candidate over another. This manager views live election results; sees that their favored candidate is trailing; informs them so they know to campaign harder. ElectionsOnline prevents this by hiding candidate names on the result until the election closes.
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.
Before any election, candidates must be chosen. ElectionsOnline’s Nomination Engine treats this as an inherent part of the election where selected candidates—along with any biographical information—flow right into the final election setup further streamlining the overall election administration process.
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.
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.
netFORUM, the very popular Association Management System (AMS) from Abila, plays quite nicely with ElectionsOnline’s online voting software, Evote, thanks to some integration work from Dovelox.
NimbleUser has partnered with ElectionsOnline to integration their flagship product, Nimble AMS, with ElectionsOnline’s industry-leading online voting system. Nimble AMS clients may now provide voters an SSO experience and record who has voted as an additional metric for member engagement.
ElectionsOnline is the only election service provider to offer an API and has been doing so for years. But, the API was SOAP-based. With the new RESTful API, the barrier for integration with the system has lowered and new functionality has been exposed.