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February 2, 2022 by David Simms
Categorized in: Company news | Comments not allowed

Vantage VenturesVantage Ventures has welcomed Skypunch Technology as one of its newest resident companies and there has already been some initial benefit as the company continues to evolve and expand the use of its online voting system. 

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January 6, 2022 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips, Increase voter turnout | Comments not allowed

Crafting Election EmailsMany 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.

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January 5, 2022 by David Simms
Categorized in: Company news, Increase voter turnout | Comments not allowed

Average Voter TurnoutAll 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.

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December 1, 2021 by David Simms
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ElectionsOnline Merges With Skypunch TechnologyAs announced back on September 15, ElectionsOnline was in the early stages of merging with Skypunch Technology and that meant making a preliminary announcement to that effect so that clients knew to be on the lookout for emails originating from the skypunch.tech domain. That merger is now much further along and ready for this more official announcement.

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November 8, 2021 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips, Other | Comments not allowed

Elections versus SurveysElections are not surveys, but that hasn’t stopped some organizations from using survey tools to try to save a buck and get away with using online survey tools to do something they were never intended for, conducting elections. Not infrequently the consequences of taking such a gamble result in disaster which could have been easily avoided.

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October 6, 2021 by David Simms , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Election tips, Product development | Comments not allowed

Email Engagement ReportThe ElectionsOnline voting system may be configured to send emails to voters on the start date of an election informing them that voting is open and providing a link to the ballot. For years clients have had the ability to download a report of any emails from that mailing that went undelivered. That has now been replaced with a report showing full engagement.

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September 15, 2021 by David Simms , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Company news, Election tips | Comments not allowed

Whitelist emailElectionsOnline is merging with Skypunch Technology. That means clients should begin immediately instructing their voters to whitelist email originating from the skypunch.tech domain to ensure the same deliverability as always.

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September 1, 2021 by David Simms , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Election tips, Increase voter turnout, Time-savers | Comments not allowed

Consolidate Multiple ElectionsFour reasons to consolidate multiple elections into one include reducing costs, simplifying administration, increasing voter participation and simplifying the voting process for the voter.

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August 4, 2021 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips | Comments not allowed

Email Delivery Best PracticesVoters won’t vote in an election they don’t know about. Therefore, on an election’s start date, you should announce the election to your voters. This article is an executive summary of email delivery within the ElectionsOnline system and presents some best practices you can take for communicating with voters via email.

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July 7, 2021 by David Simms
Categorized in: Election tips | Comments not allowed

8 Tips for Formatting Candidate BiographiesElectionsOnline’s online voting software permits attaching candidate biograhies, including photos, to the ballot which an election administrator may freely edit at any time prior to and even during an election. These eight best practices ensure those biographies present to the voter in the most useful way possible.

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