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Hybrid Voting

Getting Started: What about a Hybrid Election?

posted January 04, 2012 by Jonathan

Your organization may be like others that have members who need assistance in making the transition from using a paper ballot to using online voting.  Association Voting has developed a hybrid election service to ease the transition to simple, online elections, while providing accurate results that include the data from paper ballot voters.

The Hybrid Election feature allows the manager of your election process to use the Member Personalized Printable Ballot Generator to create an individual PDF of the ballot which can be emailed or to print out a personalized ballot which can be sent by U.S. Mail (or other delivery service) to any member who needs a paper ballot.  As a part of the voting process, the individual who needed that paper ballot is blocked from also casting an online vote; this voter cannot accidentally vote twice.

Your organization can collect the paper ballots that have been cast and then mail the completed paper ballots to AV.  Association Voting will include your paper ballot counts in the election results summary report!  Check for other potential options at the time you order your election from Association Voting.

This is yet another new feature that Association Voting brings to your organization’s election and hopefully assists in making sure that all members can vote.  Please request your own Free Trial or order this service by clicking Buy Now:

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Save Time With Personalized Ballots in Hybrid Elections

posted June 07, 2011 by Jonathan

The AssociationVoting.com online election voting software allows you  to generate a PDF version of your ballot for your hybrid election needs that is personalized for your members.

As with the general PDF option, the hybrid election PDF uses the same ballot set up as the online ballot - a great time saver. All of the configuration options are the same as well.

When you want to run a hybrid election - online and with paper ballots - personalized PDF ballots can be that extra touch that makes your election. This solution is especially suited for you if you have a number of voter groups that need to see different things on their ballot.

That option saves resources. If you print them, you would save on printing costs. If you send them via email, you would save on bandwidth and email quotas. When you get the ballots back, you save time counting them. It should also help reduce errors all around.

As with the general PDF hybrid voting solutions, the personalized PDF ballots can be customized further by inserting your instructions at the  beginning of  the PDF. Similarly, there is an  area at the end of the PDF that can be customized with your text.

And you also get access to the vote recording section of the manager’s area in the software for recording your votes and having them included in the running tally of your election.

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Hybrid Voting with a Standard PDF

posted May 26, 2011 by Jonathan

The AssociationVoting.com online election voting software allows you to generate a PDF version of your ballot for your hybrid election needs.

The PDF uses the same ballot set up as the online ballot, so you do not have to enter the slate information again. There are a few things that are optional. The logo that appears on the front page of your online election is the one used in the PDF by default.

This may be a good choice, but depending on the dimensions, it might look cut-off or shrunk. It might be good to generate the PDF and see if the image works. A good rule of thumb is to have a logo image for the PDF that is about five times wider than it is tall.

The PDF probably needs special instructions for your members to know where to mail it or how to fill it out. This is not a problem with the PDF generation hybrid voting solution. There is an area at the start of the PDF that can be customized with your text. Similarly, there is an area at the end of the PDF that can be customized with your text.

Later, we will talk about more hybrid voting.

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Hybrid voting

posted May 23, 2011 by Jonathan

Sometimes it is necessary to offer online voting as well as a way for people to vote with paper ballots. It should be no surprise that doing this is easy with the AssociationVoting.com online election voting software. There are actually three different levels of hybrid voting solutions that we support here at AssociationVoting.com.

In this post, we will provide an overview of the various offerings and then in a few subsequent posts, we will go more in depth.

The first level of hybrid elections AssociationVoting.com supports is one where you need a standard ballot to send to some people. Our software supports generating a standard PDF with all ballot positions and propositions on it.

The other level of hybrid voting you might want is one with personalized paper ballots. Our online election voting software also supports creating personalized PDF ballots with a voter’s personalized information and personalized ballot.

We can also support a large election with counting service and tallying for you. For this one, we would want to talk to you and make you a custom solution.

You also get access to an administrative feature in the manager’s area to allow you to enter the paper ballots you receive int o the running tally for your election. Don’t worry, we have written the software so that if you enter a person’s ballot, they can’t come and vote online. Also, you can’t add more votes for someone if they vote online before you get a chance to enter their paper ballot.

That’s a very brief over view of the AssociationVoting.com hybrid election services. More to come.

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