Many organizations have bylaws stating that a majority vote (i.e. >50% of the total submitted votes) must be reached by a candidate for them to be elected to a position. In the event that a majority is not reached by any of the candidates, runoff elections are performed to determine a winner.
Here are the steps for handling a run-off in ElectionBuddy:
Check the "Results" tab at the end of the first election, and verify which questions you will need to re-run, and your top two candidates for those questions.
Choose "Duplicate" from the Actions menu
You will be brought into the "Details" stage of the new election you've just created via duplication. First, check the election title and remove the "Duplicate of" from the title.
Edit your start/end dates and times (tip: you can type "now" into the start time to have the election launch immediately when you start the run-off.
Click "Save and Continue to Ballot Design".
Remove ballot questions that have reached majority and do not need to be re-run by clicking [X] in the top-right of the question:
For any questions that are being re-run, change the vacancy number to "1"
To remove candidates from questions that are being re-run, click the [X] next to the candidate's name: Click "Proceed to Voter Notice".
No changes are needed on the "Notice" page, and you can click "Continue to Voter List".
Assuming no changes to your voter list are required, validate your voter list again, by clicking "Validate" underneath the voter list table:
Click "Continue to Review".
Complete the four Review steps (testing the ballot, confirming the voter list, verifying election details, and agreeing to the terms and conditions).
Click "Start Election" or "Proceed to payment" to get the election going!