Voting is one of the hallmarks of democracy, and most Americans take it for granted. With online voting, it is easier than ever for public figures and organizations to set up ballots online and allow more people to cast their votes. Eliminating the need for paper ballots and travel to voting stations eliminates paper waste and gas emissions from transportation. No paper ballots also help cut down on fraud.
Kinds of organizations who may want to use online voting systems include:
- Civic organizations
- Service organizations
- Investment clubs
- Condo associations
- Sororities and Fraternities
- Country Clubs
- Homeowners Associations
- Trade Associations
- Alumni Clubs
EZ Vote Online provides you with the essential steps to an online election.
- Create Your Ballots and the Details of Your Election
When designing an election, you have control over how long you will be accepting votes, specifications, security options, preferences for voter registration and more. You will create issues and create answers and have the ability to pre-register your voters from email address lists. Some of the best online voting systems will help you contact voters and raise awareness about the election.
In short, to build your online election you will need to develop the election ballot, create a database of voters to invite to the election, generate and send invitations, ensure a secure election and then analyze the results. The online voting system will take care of running the campaign, distributing and collecting voter information and counting the ballots.
The Election Itself
Voters have the ability to access the election from any device, anywhere there are is a reliable internet connection. They will authenticate their identity via email and can start the voting process right away. All votes are collected electronically and stored in a database that is protected from fraud and tampering. Voters can feel like their votes will truly count and be safe from manipulation. All voters have the option to receive a ballot receipt and be notified when the election is complete.
Throughout the election, the Vote Administrator can view statistics and quorum results, which is the number of completed ballots, to gain insights and ensure everything is running smoothly.
Voters will appreciate the ease and speed with which they can vote as they won’t have to travel to a voting station, wait in line, etc. Organizations running the election will appreciate the reduced cost of running the election and the rise in participation e-voting is bound to produce.
- Getting Results
At the end of the voting period, the votes are counted electronically, eliminating the possibility of human error and the need for a recount. The results of the election, along with detailed statistics and data, will be sent directly to whoever you choose as Vote Administrator.
As you can see, there are very few steps to online voting, both for the administrator and the voter. E-voting is another amazing example of how we use technology to streamline and work out the kinks of an age-old process we are so accustomed to doing by hand. Roughly 70% of the world’s population already use the Internet and online apps, so it is likely that your voters will feel comfortable voting electronically. They will be able to do it from home, while grocery shopping or while they brush their teeth in the morning. Thanks to the ease of online voting, your voter count will rise, and you will achieve much better results.