Trust the results of your votes and elections.
We are a one-to-one, closed voting provider.
This means we help organizations run votes, on the condition that they can compile a list of who will be eligible to vote.
Our software does not support open voting.
Our authentication methods are achieved by using unique voter data that you provide (e.g. email addresses, employee IDs) — or by letting our system generate randomized credentials.
This is how we ensure that only one vote can be cast per voter.
Our products give you a significant amount of insight that is helpful both during and after your vote
You’ll be able to answer standard questions like:
“Did this person vote?"
“What day did my voters vote?”
“What time were their votes cast?”
With eBallot for Business, more granular and custom reports are available. Our most popular business reports involve looking at voting outcomes by:
If you are running a hybrid vote, we’ll give you relevant stats, such as:
If you're self-administering your online vote, all of our products give you the ability to test things out before going live. That way, you can correct any oversights and optimize the vote to your organization's requirements.
If you opt to get help from us, you can feel confident that your ballot is set up correctly and adheres to the needs of your organization.
Manage the voting process with ease.
Regardless of the platform you choose, you'll benefit from the tools and settings you need to run a successful vote.
Depending on the needs of your organization, eBallot for Business supports vote management services.
No matter your level of technical ability, our products allow you quickly and easily build votes, hassle-free.
You will give your voters a simple, straightforward voting experience. They'll access ballots — on their own time — from their smartphone, computer, or tablet.
There's a lot involved with setting up and carrying out a vote. This responsibility carries even more weight when the outcome is of significant importance to your organization. Let our team take on some of the responsibility.
Why? Here are some reasons:
Vote Management is only available with eBallot for Business.
Our voter list upload modules let you manage the list of eligible voters, their details, and login information.
For example, you can:
Additionally, you're able to segment voters by department, geography, or any other categorization that's important to you - then assign them to their respective ballots.
When do you want to begin accepting votes? When's the deadline?
Is voting open:
All eBallot products make it easy to schedule across multiple time zones.
Write just one email to send unique, personalized emails to all of your voters with our built-in notification platform and email merge field tool.When sending out your voter notifications through email, merge fields are a tool that “merge” in personalized, unique information so you don’t have to enter different usernames and passwords for each of your voters.
We offer a selection of effective methods to help you track not only if messages were delivered, but also to prevent non-delivery issues (e.g. emails getting caught in spam filters) from happening in the first place.
Some options include:
Basic Deliverability Reporting
Is anyone helping you run your organization’s voting events?
Or is someone interested in how the voting software will be set up and managed?
We make it easy to share administrative duties or insights with your direct reports, bosses, and other colleagues.
You can also restrict access to certain individuals.
We offer various levels of customer experience, depending on your preferred level of support.
This ranges from self-guided online resources and email support - all the way up to enterprise-level consulting.
We can accommodate an array of requests, such as:
For requests like these and others, we’re happy to develop a custom support plan.
If you choose to use eBallot for Business in a self-administered capacity, we offer onboarding to get your team trained up and using our software effectively.
Our experts will show your team how to create ballots, alert voters, and smoothly manage the entire voting process.
Offer your voters a straightforward, pleasant experience.
Your voters need to understand how, when, and where to vote.
Our software comes equipped with the tools to send these instructions.
Thanks to our merge field capabilities, personalizing hundreds or thousands of message at once is as simple as writing one email.
At a bare minimum, your voters need to know how to vote.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of organizations to craft effective voter outreach campaigns, so we know what to say to your voters to minimize confusion and eliminate excessive back and forth.
For a number of reasons, this is generally best achieved through email notifications and reminders - though, sometimes it’s nice to receive something in printed form. (We offer post cards and notification mailer packets for those cases.)
That way, you can focus on what really matters - receiving the results and making key decisions to evolve your organization.
For a variety of reasons (e.g. the size of an organization or the amount of voters), many organizations are unable to be responsible for voter support.
Even when detailed emails notifications are sent, we find that voters can still have questions along the lines of:
Let us take care of these administrative tasks, according to your guidelines.
Your voters will feel supported, and knowing this, you'll be able to focus on other important things.
One-click links are secure, unique-to-the-voter links that bypass the traditional login page.
They're convenient because:
Vote integrity is retained because these links are built to function with our voter authentication mechanism.
Our candidate profiles make it easy to showcase your nominees in their best light.
They allow you to share relevant items — like resumes, images, and personal statements — to support all of the choices or candidates being considered.
Vote Review prompts your voters to double check their vote selections or update their choice, prior to finalizing their vote.
This ensures voters don’t accidentally vote for something they didn’t mean to.
For hybrid elections, paper services are particularly useful for organizations that require paper notifications.
They're also helpful if you're worried that digital messaging (e.g. email) might be overlooked.
We offer printed ballots, postcards, and notification packets to your voters. We also offer tabulation services for mail-in ballots.
This way, you can ensure votes that were cast by paper will be counted correctly and there is no question of foul play.
Let your voters place their votes over the phone, with their keypad.
We've seen this help improve voter turnout, under certain circumstances. Particularly among voters who are less confident with a smartphone and more comfortable with a key-in method of voting.
Our mission is to provide clients with the highest level of online voting software and services available.
eBallot products have key functionality built in to ensure you're running votes that meet organizational requirements and protect against voter fraud.
Your data will be safely stored with Amazon Web Services (AWS), our cloud-based, data storage partner
Used by thousands of prominent organizations all over the world (NFL, Netflix, American Heart Association, and Formula One to name a few), AWS is considered best in class for their storage, maintenance, monitoring, and data purging technologies.
Our recovery procedures ensure that your data is accessible, even in the event of a disaster.
Additionally, we’re happy to work with clients on an individual basis to meet individual data backup requirements.
Visit our Security page for more information.
Routine assessments and certifications awarded by third parties are an integral protection mechanism for any digital business.
Thousands of eBallot customers are protected on a daily basis by these partners and practices.
From SOC I + II compliance, to SSL domain encryption and various other audits - your organization will enjoy best in cybersecurity practices.
Learn more on our Security page.
Your anonymity needs will likely be determined by your organizational bylaws, legal requirements, or operational preference.
There are various methods of implementing anonymity settings, which should be based on your organizational needs. Not sure what you need? We can help point you in the right direction.
Sample anonymity setups include:
Weighted voting is a voting setup where not all voters have the same amount of influence over its outcome.
In cases like these, the votes of certain voters are given a different “weight”.
Common examples of who might be weighted more include:
A Single Sign On (or SSO for short) helps you ensure that your voters have a pleasant experience casting their votes, without compromising the security or integrity of your voting event.
When placed on your site (or within an application your organization routinely logs into), your voters will be able to seamlessly login and cast their vote from a single, familiar place.
This concept is also referred to as “ranked choice” or “instant run-off” voting, where winning selections are ranked by their number of total votes.
For example, if you were running an election with this question:
“Rank candidates A, B, and C in order of preference”
Your results would be displayed like:
Nominations, at a general level, are a stage where voters make their choices on the people or items that will enter into a subsequent main event.
Many times you may know who (or what) you’re voting on in the nominations round.
Here's an example of a nomination vote, where the items to be voted on are known:
“Choose the candidate you want to nominate. This person voted on in the main event”
But we also help many organizations run open nomination votes, where voters are able to write-in their selection.
Here's an example of nomination write-in vote:
Filtered questions allow only certain voters to have access to certain questions.
For example, you might have some questions that:
The Parked Voting option allows voters to return to their ballot at a later time, alter their selections, and re-cast their vote.
The last vote cast will be the one voted toward the results.
If Candidate or Choice A is always the first possible selection shown to each and every voter — this may encourage your voters to select them.
By randomly shuffling the way your choices or candidates appear to voters, you can prevent skewing of your results.
This way, you can give equal opportunity to each choice or candidate being listed on your ballots.
Voter 1 might see this order:
Voter 2 might see this:
And Voter 3 might see this:
...and so on
Ensure only specific sets of IP addresses are able to vote according to your requirements.
What should you do if someone challenges the outcome of your finalized vote?
Our vote audit report should be your first step.
Depending on your anonymity setup, you’ll be able to see:
If you're an eBallot for Business customer, you can also provide your organization with a Certified Results report.
Further, our Administrator Footprint report shows who has interacted with the system, and when changes were made.
All of this data together is powerful information to have in the event of someone questioning the results of your vote — particularly when there are significant consequences.
Our certified results report offers a high-level picture of how your vote played out - with clear charts and graphs of voting outcomes
It also serves as an official letter to confirm that an independent third-party has overseen the setup, management, and finalization of your voting event.
Offered as a part of our fully-managed vote services, we’ll confirm that your vote was correctly set up, managed, and that you can trust the results.
We suggest pairing this with an official audit report that details all administrative activity that occurred during the voting period to verify that the system has not been in any way compromised over the course of your event.
This report shows you each and every change that has been during your voting event.
It's useful when you're interested in how vote administrators have been interacting with the voting platform.
Auditing-wise, it’s another way to prove there was no foul play during your vote and can be seen by any admin at anytime after your vote has closed.
We'll store your voting and account-level data for on-demand access.
Our Business platform allows you to retain voting and account-level data for much longer periods.
Access the raw data from your ballots and voting events to create your own tailored reports now or in the future.
These includes everything our system tracks about voters and their voting behaviors.
For example, if you ran a non-anonymous election, you’d be able to get the data about:
Though we pride ourselves in providing secure, digital voting, we also understand there are circumstances where a combination of paper and digital are most effective.
In addition to online voting, we can offer your voters a combination of mail-in ballots and post card notification mailers as an alternative option.
Trusted tabulation services.
If you believe some or all of your voters would feel more comfortable mailing in their ballots (as opposed to voting from their smartphone or computer), our team will count those votes and ensure they're accounted for in your final results.
This helps when you have groups of voters who you might not consider digitally-forward, or when you want to offer a mail-in option.
We create customized charts, graphs, and other analytics reports for organizations who want to quickly make sense of their voting outcomes.
If you don't think you'll get what you need from our standard reports, see if we can help build a more custom set of reports.