Ballot Design — Bylaw Amendments or Article Changes
Electionbuddy is designed to be usable for bylaw amendments or article changes! Here is what a sample ballot looks like:
You can setup bylaw amendments:
- Start building a new election, and add your election details on the "Details" page of setup
- Proceed forward to the "Ballot" stage of setup, and click the "+ Add position or question" button.
- From the window that appears, select "Bylaw amendment and approval." You could also use the "Referendum and polls" option; you just want to ensure that your voting method is set to "Referendum".
- When you choose "Referendum", two options are auto-generated: “Yes - I approve the amendments” and “No - I reject the amendments”.
- Typically, voters are not allowed to abstain on a bylaw amendment - your voters either agree, or disagree, with the changes. Unless your bylaws require a voter's ability to abstain in elections pertaining to amendments, we recommend leaving "Allow abstain" unchecked.
- Add information for each of your bylaw changes by clicking on "Add question information", and adding text which outlines the changes, or adding links back to your website.
- You can also include additional information, or additional instructions, in the "Voter Instructions" box, underneath the "Settings" bar.
When complete, your ballot design should look something like this
Please reach out to us if you have any further questions on this topic!