May 4th, 2022 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development

Multi-Factor Authentication

Multifactor Authentication (MFA). Enabling it 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. Authentication […]

April 5th, 2022 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development

Password Free Voter Authentication

The death of passwords as a means by which to authenticate an identity and access a computer system has been predicted for years. Those predictions have not proven prophetic though given that the most popular method by which to prove one’s identity is still by coupling an identity with a password. Today however, Skypunch announces […]

March 2nd, 2022 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development

Password Management

Using a password to verify an identity is very often the first line of defense in securing access to an online account. Given this important role, it is critical that a password be strong and for that reason, when creating a new account at Skypunch Technology, or resetting the password for an existing account, the password associated […]

October 6th, 2021 by David Simms

Categorized as: Election Tips, Product Development

Email Engaging Reporting

The 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 […]

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 7th, 2021 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development

Election Verification and Certification

Along with all the other options for managing an election, there is now a new link labeled Verify election results. Its use is explained fully at Election Verification and Certification, but not all certifications are created equally, and this should not be confused with a gimmicky, pseudo-certification that amounts to nothing more but a declaration that no compromising activity […]

March 3rd, 2021 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development

Ledger Database for Ballot Storage

There has been a change to how ballots are stored within the Skypunch Technology system. While evolutionary with respect to how it came to be, this is truly revolutionary in what is now possible—that being immutable and cryptographically verifiable ballots available only from the leading innovator of election technology. If you’re familiar with blockchain, this […]

April 20th, 2020 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development

Voter Roster Downloads

There is nothing new about clients having the ability to retrieve their voter roster for an election at any point during or after an election. The roster takes the form of a compressed Excel spreadsheet with one of the following three filters applied: Clients may go to the Manage Voters area of their account and click a […]

December 5th, 2018 by David Simms

Categorized as: Election Tips, Product Development

List Candidates in Single or Double Columns

By default, candidate names display in a 2-column layout. This is good as it helps reduce the amount of scrolling a voter must do in order to view the candidates and also presents more candidate names in a single screen view. But election managers may override that default setting and display candidate names stacked vertically […]

July 3rd, 2018 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development

Candidate Names Obfuscation

Consider this. An individual working at an association is in charge of managing an election. That individual favors candidate A instead of candidate B. The individual checks the live election results while the election is underway and sees that candidate A needs a few more votes to win. The election manager informs candidate A of […]

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