June 7th, 2023 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News

Skypunch Goes Solar

$12. That’s the monthly energy bill going forward now that Skypunch is solar powered. Solar energy is not new. What is new is that it’s finally affordable and sensible for businesses and residents alike to make the switch. Affordable does not mean cheap. It’s an investment and needs to be thought of as such just […]

January 31st, 2023 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News

Red Team Exercises at Skypunch

Skypunch Technology, through its residency in Vantage Ventures (the startup accelerator born out of the John Chambers School of Business and Economics at West Virginia University) has partnered with a team of cybersecurity experts at West Virginia University (WVU) to begin conducting security reviews of its voting software. This red team, made up of undergrad and graduate level […]

February 22nd, 2022 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News

Vantage Ventures Welcomes Skypunch

Vantage Ventures has welcomed Skypunch Technology as one of its newest resident companies. Formed from a meeting in early 2019 within West Virginia University’s John Chambers School of Business and Economics, and with John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Systems and namesake of the school, in attendance, Vantage Ventures aims to bring talent, mentors, industry partners, […]

January 5th, 2022 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News, Increase Voter Turnout

What is Average Voter Turnout

I’m frequently asked by both current and prospective clients if their existing voter participation rates are acceptable, but defining “acceptable” is not easy. To at least provide a starting point for addressing the question, I sampled voter participation rates from fifty randomly chosen elections. These elections were conducted by a very diverse array of organizations […]

June 2nd, 2021 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News

What Makes Skypunch the Leading Innovator

Innovation: the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods. (Source: Merriam-Webster) The simple answer to the question, what makes ElectionsOnline the leading innovator, is, well, innovation. But the claim isn’t just puffery. Beyond the claim, some hard examples support the case for ElectionsOnline being the election service other election services want to be […]

May 5th, 2021 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News, Election Tips, Product Development

Ballot Verification for Voters

To complement the ability election managers have to perform election verification against the entire collection of ballots in an election, individual voters now have a ballot verification wizard they may step through to be absolutely certain their ballot has been captured; has not been altered in any way; and is being included in the election […]

April 5th, 2017 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News, Product Development

Skypunch/Abila integration

netFORUM, the very popular Association Management System (AMS) from Abila, plays quite nicely with ElectionsOnline’s online voting software thanks to an integration from Dovelox. Dovelox, the fast-growing integration specialization company founded by former Avectra (now Abila) employees, has introduced to the market a productized solution ready to deploy for any association using netFORUM. Productized means they are not […]

March 2nd, 2016 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News, Product Development

Skypunch Integrates With iMIS

Skypunch and Association Technology Solutions (ATS) have established a business partnership aimed at offering an integration bridge between the Skypunch online voting system and the iMIS association management system (AMS). Offered by Advanced Solutions International (ASI), iMIS is one of the association industry’s most well established and widely used association management systems. Now, any organization […]

January 6th, 2016 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News, Product Development

Skypunch Powered by Aurora

The underlying database that supports any web-based service may seem like a rather ho-hum topic to write about. Usually, I would agree. Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle. Yup, I’m yawning just typing those names. But when the database happens to be Aurora, I light up. This is an exciting new service offered by Amazon […]

July 19th, 2015 by David Simms

Categorized as: Company News, Election Tips

Florida HOA Elections

A new statute in the state of Florida (effective July 1, 2015) permits homeowner associations to elect their leadership using an online voting system—something that had not previously been permissible. ElectionsOnline’s Evote has been used by HOAs in other states for several years and is happy to finally welcome Florida to the party. As evidenced […]

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