Online Voting - Hello, Florida!
posted June 29, 2015 by Jonathan
On-line voting for Home Owner Associations has just been approved in Florida. Let Association Voting (AV) provide your group with an Internet-based online voting system that will meet the criteria of that law while providing your members with an outstanding online voting experience. We can generate unique and secure credentials if you don’t have them (using our Voter Verified announcements), and, even if you don’t have everybody’s email, our Postcard Announcement service can send personalized postcard notifications to any member who does not have email. Groups who have participated in on-line voting with AV find that they have more votes and greater participation in their elections and policy voting activities, than previously with meetings requiring a quorum to proceed.
Contact us today for all of your election needs in the Sunshine State - we are excited for the opportunity to help your association vote online!
Full details: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2015/1211/BillText/c1/PDF
Posted in Membership, Non-Profit, Online Voting,
Introducing Proxy Voting
posted March 17, 2015 by Jonathan
“Proxies have increasingly become an important element in homeowners associations, and yet they remain a point of confusion for many board members. Proxies can be utilized to benefit the community aspect of a homeowners association, acting as a stand-in for absent residents. Such a tool as a proxy can be indispensable to a well-functioning HOA…” Source: AssociationHelpNow.com
Proxy voting expands the opportunities for home owners and condominium owners to participate in association governance and policy-making. More importantly, proxy ballots may be necessary to ensure a quorum is met. Typically a proxy is used when a member cannot attend a meeting. The proxy holder must appear at the meeting to cast a ballot on behalf of the proxy giver.
There are two types of proxies:
- A general proxy allows the proxy holder to vote without restriction, allowing him to exercise his discretion.
- A limited or directed proxy restricts the voting power of the proxy holder. The restriction may relate to voting at a specific event or on a specific issue or may direct how the proxy holder must vote,
AssociationVoting.com support both types of proxies. Want to move your proxies for your board election or annual meeting bylaw propositions online? Learn more
Posted in Membership, Non-Profit, Online Voting, Proxy, Voting Tips,
Association election - a great opportunity to update member records!
posted February 14, 2012 by Jonathan
The California /Nevada /Arizona Automotive Wholesalers’ Association partners with Association Voting to run their online elections. Why? Association Voting offers affordable online elections and numerous customizations or add-on services to it’s election platform that makes member base management tasks easy for the association management team. For a price less than most online elections alone, Association Voting offers a seamless election service and collects member record updates for the association. Currently AV requests CAWA voter’s confirm or update their email address of record to ensure CAWA can continue timely communications with its members. Learn more about other customization opportunities!
Post submitted by KIm
Posted in About, Add-on services, History, Membership, Non-Profit, Online Voting, Opportunities,
Do What’s Right For Your Association—Give Online Voting a Try!
posted June 25, 2010 by Jonathan
“We have always done it that way”—is a phrase that needs to be changed to: “That’s a much better way of doing that!” Voting the old fashioned way, is just that: old fashioned. Online voting can provide your member association with the ease, convenience, and extra money to move forward at lightening speed.
Since I got involved with online voting—one thing I’ve noticed is the skepticism that a lot of people have toward it. In a blog post by Jamie—‘Trying to Please Everyone,’ she outlines how difficult it can be, but also offers some valuable suggestions. “We have always done it this way,” should be a phrase of the past as time and time again we’ve proven as a society that innovation and new improved methods are the way to keep competitive in the ever changing market.
Associations who have used paper balloting since they began tend to have difficulty shifting to online voting—mostly because of fear of push back from their members. I’ve been asked, ” Should I make them shift to online voting?” Part of me wants to say yes because I sympathize with the notion that online voting is much cheaper and far less time consuming than the traditional paper balloting. But I can also understand how the more traditional members feel the comfort and safety of the old-school way that has “worked” in the past.
My advice to associations who are ready to take the plunge is to talk to your members. What is the feedback you’re receiving? Can you ease into the process by doing a split paper/electronic election the first round? There are a lot of options you can consider, and www.associationvoting.com will be here every step of the way. We’ll walk you through the process, and can even offer to set up your entire election for you. Imagine holding an election that you barely had to do any work for—you might have time to take that vacation you were dreaming about!
The bottom-line is that you’re never going to be able to please everyone. But in reality, sometimes people are just scared of change. You have to do what’s right for your association—making the voting process, simpler, easier, and much cheaper!
Check out www.associationvoting.com and get started for as little as $419!
Post submitted by Nicole
Posted in About, Features, Membership, Online Voting, Opportunities,
Radical Simplicity—An Association Voting Solution
posted March 29, 2010 by Jonathan
Following up to We Have Always Done It That Way...which still looks timely…
A grandfathered approach to business is a large hindrance to moving forward and improving on your business model. Baby steps are needed in these instances, and we agree that focusing on three major changes at a time can ultimately lead to a completely revamped and superior way of running your organization.
One way you can move in the right direction is by switching from paper balloting, to online voting. Online voting reduces costs, is far more organized, and limits the need for travel and manpower costs of organizing and creating an in-person vote.
At AssociationVoting.com we will help you get started, customize your ballot, and provide assistance with any questions you have while completing the online vote. We will then provide you with the detailed results of your vote—and can even be segmented by region!
See our online election solution and get started for as low at $419!
Post submitted by Nicole
Posted in Membership, Online Voting, Opportunities,
Association Voting: Engage your Association Members
posted December 17, 2009 by Jonathan
I recently read a blog post on Acronym regarding streaming live association board meetings as a way to further involve and engage members. According to the blog’s comments, not many readers supported the idea and the CEO interviewed in the post advised his board members would “FREAK OUT!”
How about a less invasive form of engagement? Ask your members to vote on hot board topics prior to the meeting—this ensures your constituents’ voices are heard in the meeting. If you want your members to be engaged allow them to be involved in the process—not simply watch! Of course, the board members would need to respond and act based on member votes etc.—which is in line with the goal of the association board “to meet the needs of it’s members”! Association Voting can offer such services, tracking the history of members’ votes and member participation.
Post submitted by Greg
Posted in Membership, Opportunities,