Write-ins allow voters to submit their own choices outside of the candidates or options that have been added by the administrator. The number of write-ins that are allowed on each ballot depends on the number of candidates that can be voted for.
To allow voters to submit write-in candidates:
- In your "Ballot" stage of setup, create the ballot question you'd like to allow a write-in on.
- Click the "+ Add Position or Question" button.
- Choose the type of question you need from the window that appears.
- Enable the "Allow Write-ins" option to allow voters to submit write-in candidates:
If your question has fewer candidates than vacancies, write-ins are enabled by default:
In the ballot below, because only one candidate can be voted for, only one write-in is allowed:
If you have multiple vacancies, or more vacancies than candidates, Electionbuddy sets your ballot up as shown below:
The "Show more write-in candidates" link will open up two additional write-in slots for this question, so voters can write-in up to three candidates.