ElectionBuddy offers three types of votes. Use the comparison chart below to help you decide which is the best for your situation.
Voters access a ballot using a link and credentials. Voters submit their choices and no further action is required.
The ballot can have one or many questions.
The voting period is open over the course of days, weeks, or months. Voters respond at their convenience during the voting period.
Voters access a designated meeting page with their credentials, and await a question, motion or candidate position to be presented. When made available, voters click on the ballot link, cast their vote, and await the next item to be presented.
Each ballot has a single question, as each question must be presented and concluded, before voters can be presented with the next ballot.
The voting period is limited to a small duration immediately after the question is presented to voters. A 10 to 15 minute voting period is standard for each vote presented during a meeting.
Eligible voters receive an announcement with an invitation to participate in upcoming election or meeting. No action is required until scheduled vote time, unless a response by the eligible voter is requested in the announcement
Announcements can include a request to confirm participation in the upcoming vote, along with optional questions to provide feedback, or nominate candidates.
The response period is generally days or weeks in advance of an election or meeting. Voters respond at their convenience during the announcement period.