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 votes 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 vote, 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 vote you've just created via duplication. First, check the vote 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 vote 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 vote details, and agreeing to the terms and conditions).
Click "Start Election" or "Proceed to payment" to get the vote going!
If you require a run-off, ElectionBuddy will refund 50% of the first vote! Once you have your run-off running, please contact us to receive your refund. All votes will be verified by the team to ensure it is indeed a runoff - the original vote will be reviewed to confirm there is a tie amongst candidates or options, and the new vote will be reviewed to determine that all settings have been duplicated from the first vote.