Voter List — Allowing for Duplicate Email Addresses

Sometimes, you have email address lists where you want to have voters that share an email address vote separately. For example, a husband and wife share an email address but are both members  in  an association, or a family owns multiple properties within a  homeowners'  association, and you want to allow them a separate vote per property. 

At first glance, this is an issue - the voter list in ElectionBuddy requires a unique identifier for each voter, and the voters' contact information is usually what ElectionBuddy registers as the unique identifier, meaning that these email addresses will appear as duplicates if you put them into the list twice:

However, there is a way to allow for duplicate contact information in your voter list. You can give ElectionBuddy a unique identifier for each voter, in the form of a ballot identifier (also known as a ballot ID). As long as the ballot IDs for the same email addresses are different, ElectionBuddy will not flag them as duplicates of each other:

For details on setting up a ballot ID, please review our related article on ballot IDs.

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