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June 6, 2018 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Increase voter turnout, Product development | Comments not allowed

Higher LogicOnline 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.

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May 2, 2018 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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7 Reasons to Buy Not BuildAttempting to build a technology solution using in-house talent rather than outsourcing usually doesn’t have a happy ending. Here are 7 reasons to shop the market before making the decision to undertake an in-house custom build.

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April 4, 2018 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Best Day to Begin ElectionThe answer to which day of the week is best to begin an election is, it depends. And the things it depends on are things specific to your organization. Read on to learn what those things are; what you can do to become better informed about them; and how to pick the optimal start date.

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February 7, 2018 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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One Election, Multiple LanguagesWhen taking advantage of Evote's ability to integrate into your own website, you may also pass language codes into the system that change from one voter to the next making it possible for each of your voters to view the ballot pages in their own preferred language.

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January 2, 2018 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Product development, Time-savers | Comments not allowed

Nomination EngineBefore 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.

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December 6, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Election tips, Product development | Comments not allowed

Custom Voter DemographicsElectionsOnline 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.

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November 1, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Support AgentEven with all that is done to ensure the voting experience is as simple as possible, as an election administrator, you will still inevitably receive the occasional request for assistance from a voter. This article provides an example scenario to resolve such requests as quickly and easily as possible.

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October 4, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
Categorized in: Election tips, Product development, Time-savers | Comments not allowed

Copying an ElectionsCreate 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.

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September 6, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Voter Groups Versus Special Interest GroupsThe online voting tool from ElectionsOnline permits displaying different ballots to different voters based on voter profile. The two tools to do this—voter groups and special interest groups—may be used either alone, or together to elegantly handle any situation.

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August 2, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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During ballot setup, one of the things election administrators must do is provide the names of the candidates appearing on the ballot. A simple enough task, but there are still some best practices and things to avoid doing to ensure a voter-friendly ballot.

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