There has been a change to how ballots are stored within the ElectionsOnline system utilizing new technology that, while evolutionary with respect to how it came to be, is truly revolutionary in what is now possible—that being immutable and cryptographically verifiable ballots for unequaled certainty in your election results.
ElectionsOnline 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.
There is nothing new about clients having the ability to retrieve their voter roster for an election at any point during or after an election, but there is something very new about how that roster is now generated and the fact that all downloads are archived for the duration of an election so they may be retrieved well after their original creation.
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.