March 6th, 2024 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development, Time Savers

Using the Nomination Engine

Before any election, candidates must be chosen. Instead of treating the candidate nomination process as detached from the actual election, the Skypunch Nomination Engine treats it as an inherent part of the election. Nominated candidates—along with any biographical information—flow right into the final election setup, thereby eliminating a two-phase approach and further streamlining the overall election administration […]

August 3rd, 2022 by David Simms

Categorized as: Product Development, Time Savers

Candidate Biographies Self Service

An election may be created in three quick and easy steps—and fewer than that when copying a previous election. Given the speed and simplicity of setting up a ballot, it can often be the upload of candidate biographies that is the most burdensome part of the whole process. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it […]

July 6th, 2022 by David Simms

Categorized as: Election Tips, Product Development, Time Savers

Publish Elections Results Publicly

Elections results may be published publicly. The benefit—as opposed to a client retrieving the results from their account and then accouncing the results through some other means—is that when voters see the results published publicly on the Skypunch website, they understand that an independent, third-party specialist has been retained to conduct the election and is […]

September 1st, 2021 by David Simms

Categorized as: Election Tips, Increase Voter Turnout, Time Savers

4 Reasons to Consolidate Elections

ElectionsOnline’s software offers the ultimate in flexibility for configuring a ballot to present different positions to different voters. It does this through two configuration tools; 1. voter groups and 2. special interest groups. Read more about how and when to use each. By using these two tools, election administrators can, and many do, conduct two entirely […]

January 2nd, 2019 by David Simms

Categorized as: Election Tips, Time Savers

The Association Election Model

Your association made the switch from paper to electronic years ago. Congratulations! That’s progress and you’re already spending less time and money than you once did. But it’s only the beginning and there is likely still further evolution to experience. Too regularly I see clients not taking full advantage of system features, or—if using another […]

September 5th, 2018 by David Simms

Categorized as: Time Savers

Self-Administration Saves Time

Saving time. It’s one of the three Skypunch distinguishing characteristics. When it comes time to run an election, the Skypunch online voting system allows you to log in to your client account; click Set up a new election; and proceed through the 3-step election creation wizard to set up a ballot. The election management tools then permit adding, removing or otherwise […]