Ballot Design — Setting Up an Approval Election for Unopposed Candidates

Electionbuddy allows you to set up an approval election for candidates that are running unopposed — in other words, you can use Electionbuddy to ratify a single candidate via a referendum voting method. Below is an example ballot:

To set up a ballot like the one above, follow these steps:

  • Go through your "Details" stage of your setup to get to the "Ballot" stage.
  • Add a question. The following window will appear:

  • Select "Single candidate for one vacancy", and click "Create". 
  • Your ballot question will appear! The key to this is that the voting method is a "Referendum", which you will see underneath the ballot question title.

  • You can change the wording of the "Approve" and "Reject" options as you see fit. 

  • You can also allow for comments and abstains, and add additional instructions or question information as required. 
  • For example, the "Question Information" (the button with a piece of paper with a folded corner up in the top right) is a great place to put a little blurb about your candidate, as a bit of a profile for them. You can even upload a photo!

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