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October 5, 2023 by David Simms
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A change has been made to the Skypunch system effecting clients whose elections include more than 5,000 voters. Read more to learn why this was necessary; how it might impact your election management procedures; and what to do if you are impacted.

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July 5, 2023 by David Simms
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Ballot ReportA new ballot report permits viewing the selections made on each individual ballot. It serves a very limited purpose and is not intended for use by all clients as explained in this article.

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May 3, 2023 by David Simms
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User LogsWithin the Skypunch election management console there is a user logs reporting tool useful for determining what changes have been made to your election setup and who made them. This article covers what is included in those logs, and what isn’t.

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April 5, 2023 by David Simms
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Skypunch APIVersions 1 and 2 of the Skypunch API will be deprecated on July 7, 2023 leaving only version 3 remaining. Applications pointing to earlier versions of the API will need to make the necessary updates to version 3 and also ensure that any changes to existing version 3 endpoints are capable of handling the responses.

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March 1, 2023 by David Simms
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Create a totally new organizational account at Skypunch and you become the account owner. However, you may add other users to that account and specify an account type while doing so that ensures each user is assigned access permissions that match the role they will perform.

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October 5, 2022 by David Simms
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Social ProofNew 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.

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September 7, 2022 by David Simms
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Ranked Choice VotingSkypunch 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.

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August 3, 2022 by David Simms
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Candidate Biography Self-serviceCandidate biography self service—use it to reduce the stress and workload of administering an election. Continue reading to learn how to take advantage of the tool and permit candidates to handle the upload of their biographies.

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July 6, 2022 by David Simms
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Publish resultsElection results may be published directly on the Skypunch website which eliminates the hassle of communicating the results to your voters through some much more cumbersome means. That however, it just the beginning of the benefit.

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May 4, 2022 by David Simms
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Multifactor AuthenticationEnabling multifactor authentication is the single biggest thing you can do to ensure the security of any online account. If you have shied away from using it before, hopefully this article can impress upon you the problem it solves, how effective it can be, and just how simple it is to use.

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