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Make 2018 the Year of Explosive Voter Turnout

posted December 05, 2017 by Jonathan

Happy New Year!

Many organizations grapple with voter apathy. It can be problematic when a quorum is required, and in some instances, it can be downright detrimental to the operation of the association. However, this year can be a year of unprecedented voter turnout! We have assembled a list of suggestions to turn your election from dud to dynamite:

  • Online Election: We have seen an increase in turnout for most associations when switching to online elections, but it depends a great deal on where you start as well as what’s on the ballot. Some of our customers have seen a doubling or tripling, and this has allowed some to achieve over 50% participation in proxies for a quorum of 50% of the unit owners (HOA EXAMPLE), but others which started low (e.g., less than 5%) saw more engagement but it was not a panacea (e.g., they grew to 10-15%).
  • Communication Strategy: Associations that have had the best results have used a multi-channel approach to getting the word out, including election information in all the communications (Call to action: vote on line). Include pertinent online election information in all existing communications: posting in the newsletter, common areas/forum, website; pushing notifications via association’s app; emailing before the election, at the start of the election, and during the election.
  • Incentives: We have a group that had a change in management, but continued with the following program their first Voting Manager set up to move turnout from apathy to a quorum: They reward voting participation by providing a 10% discount on their association fee in the month after the close of the election.
  • Multi-Year Proxies: One of the newest things we’ve heard of is multi-year proxies. We haven’t seen this in practice much as of yet, but the idea is, get the proxy, keep it on file for five years, and the board is authorized to vote a quorum/present for that person, so that you’re able to get to the quorum without them taking a position on any particular issue. For this one, you’d have to ask your association counsel, because this is a new thing that is not allowed everywhere, and we have the impression it’s a minority of places where it’s allowed.
  • Single Sign On (SSO): Make it easy for your members to vote directly from your AMS or mobile app with SSO. AV integrates with the R@H app platform and iMIS to eliminate extra steps for your voters!


Posted in Non-Profit, Online Voting, Product Launch,



Cast Ballot Receipt NOW available via EMAIL!

posted February 03, 2016 by Jonathan

​Did I vote for Jamie Smith? I CAST my ballot, right? No more emails or calls regarding ballot selections and cast ballot confirmation. AssociationVoting.com has always provided a Voter Confirmation page and an easy to find PRINT button so your voters can save a copy of the voter receipt. But now we also email the Voter Cast Ballot Receipt directly to the voter’s inbox - alleviating any questions regarding selections and counting. To ensure your voters receive the Voter Cast Ballot receipt via email, simply select Voter Receipt in the election set-up process and include email addresses in the Eligible Voter credential list.


Posted in Features, Online Voting, Product Launch,



Voting Software Version 6 Released

posted July 22, 2011 by Jonathan

AssociationVoting.com is pleased to announce the release of Version 6 of the Online Election Voting Software. This version of the software continues the tradition of bringing feature-rich online elections to the masses at a reasonable price.

This release continues the custom of introducing new features and modifications to old features based on customer feedback with an eye towards simplicity, ease-of-use and robustness.

Greate New Features in Version 6:

  • Upload members in Excel (xls or xlsx) formate as well as CSV.
  • New easy-to-use inline-image selector in ballot creation.
  • Numerous updates to user interface for streamlining various processes.
  • Streamlined user experience for voting managers and voters.

If you would like to test drive the software, please proceed to our demo page and request a demo.

Post submitted by Greg


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AssociationVoting.com Launches Version 5 of Online Voting Software

posted April 22, 2011 by Jonathan

We are proud to announce the launch of version 5 of our online voting software. This version offers a number of things to make running an online election smoother. This version also introduces new features for easily running a hybrid  election. A hybrid election is one that uses the online voting as well as paper ballots for some voters.

New Features include:

        
  • enhanced help for voting members
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  • PDF ballot generation
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  • hybrid election ballot entry
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  • and more!

The easiest and best value online election voting software just got even better!

Post submitted by Greg.


Posted in Online Voting, Product Launch,