Migrating your association's election from paper to online is progress, but there is much more evolution to experience. Use this article as a checklist against modern-day best practices to fully enjoy all the benefits of a modern election system.
Self administering your election is not only less expensive than hiring a 3rd party to set up and manage every aspect of the election for you, but also results in considerable time savings when you’re able to preview edits in real time.
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.
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.
ElectionsOnline makes available an election widget you may place on your own website as one option for displaying current election information including the election name, dates and a link to the ballot. When running multiple elections concurrently, it can be a huge headache saver.
A new feature—candidate biography self service—has been added to Evote which further reduces the stress and workload on the person administering an election. Continue reading to learn how to take advantage of the tool and permit candidates to handle the upload of their biographies.
It is now possible for clients to publish election results directly on the ElectionsOnline web site. This new feature obviously eliminates the hassle of communicating the results as it’s now as simple as just pointing to a unique link specific to an election’s results.
Four reasons to consolidate multiple elections into one include reducing costs, simplifying administration, increasing voter participation and simplifying the voting process for the voter.