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A Complete Online Election Checklist

Posted by Sarah Diamond on Aug 6, 2019

Everything you need to know to run flawless votes and elections.

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Topics: Election Tips, Online Voting, Voting, Essential

Planning to run a vote over email? Here's what you should know.

Posted by Michael Dabrowski on Jul 30, 2019

Getting people together to vote requires a lot of upfront planning, travel, sometimes cost (if geographically spread out), and leaders to manage this whole event.

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Topics: Voting, Business, Essential

Run an Anonymous (Secret) Vote in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Michael Dabrowski on Jul 16, 2019

Anonymous votes are perfect for times when you need to run a vote where who voted for what needs to remain secret.

But with so many voting tools offering a slew of options - where should you start? And how can you ensure that your anonymous vote is a success?

This guide will tell you exactly how to run a fair, effective anonymous vote.

 

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Topics: Online Voting, Essential

Disrupting the Doctor's Visit: Tech Improves Patient Satisfaction and Engagement

Posted by Sarah Diamond on Jun 25, 2019

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Digital healthcare is not new, however, it continues to grow through health tools such as wearables (think Fitbit), patient web portals, telemedicine and the rise of AI.

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Topics: Online Voting, Healthcare, Business, Essential

How to Create a Voting Ballot in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Sarah Diamond on Jun 11, 2019

If you have a simple decision to make but have a lot of options, a voting ballot may be the right solution to moving things forward.

A voting ballot is different to a nomination ballot in that the choices to the questions are presented in the ballot so that the voters can make their preferred selection.

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Topics: Election Tips, Online Voting, Voting, Essential

How to Stand Out With a Candidate Statement

Posted by Sarah Diamond on Jun 4, 2019

Your online voting initiative can take many routes. You may be interested in amending your bylaws, coming to agreement on a new policy, or electing a new leader for your board or council. Depending on what decision you need made, it’s important to consider how you present your choices. When a vote on leadership is involved, candidate statements and profiles can help your voters make more informed decisions while painting candidates in the best possible light.

 

What is a candidate statement?

If you are conducting your vote online, chances are that candidate profiles are a feature built into your online voting platform. Candidate profiles showcase your potential leader’s talents, skills, and experience. However, if your candidate statement of intent isn’t professionally written, it could harm their chances of being selection come ballot open day.

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Topics: Online Voting, Leadership, Voting, Business, Essential

Give Fans the Power: Surveys and Polls Boost Engagement Across Stadiums

Posted by Sarah Diamond on May 28, 2019

Across the country, sports and media organizations are putting decision-making power back into the hands of the people. While events like the Super Bowl, Olympics, and Grammys have no issue drawing crowds of enthusiastic fans, how do organizers keep the momentum going all year round?

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Topics: Online Voting, Sports, Voting, Business, Essential

Digital Voting vs. Paper and In-person Voting: What Your Organization Needs to Know

Posted by Sarah Diamond on May 14, 2019

It seems that everything is done online these days. You can pay your server’s tip, send money to friends instantly, and even set your thermostat from a different city – all from an app. So why do some organizations still use paper to conduct important votes? Furthermore, why do they make their voters travel to a specific location to participate?

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Topics: Online Voting, Security, Voting, Business, Essential

The Best Classroom Tech - According to Teachers

Posted by Sarah Diamond on May 7, 2019

According to an ed tech survey conducted by The Journal, teachers indicated that technology has had a positive impact on education. Interestingly enough, not one of the teachers surveyed said that educational technology had a negative impact on their classroom.

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Topics: K-12, Student Voting, Online Voting, Voting, Essential

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A Complete Online Election Checklist

Posted at August 6, 2019
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Planning to run a vote over email? Here's what you should know.

Posted at July 30, 2019
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Run an Anonymous (Secret) Vote in 5 Easy Steps

Posted at July 16, 2019
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