Election Setup

The nuts and bolts of how to create and setup elections

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70 articles in this collection
Written by Michael Harvey (he/him), Olivia Shwetz, Ryan and 4 others
Ballot

Ballot Design — Attaching a File to Positions or Questions

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Written by Ryan
Updated over a week ago

Hide or Change Administrator Contact Details on the Confirmation Page

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Written by Omar Ahmed
Updated over a week ago

Ballot Security and Vote Integrity

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Choosing the Right Voting System

An overview of plurality, approval, cumulative, preferential and scored voting
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Editing and Formatting Ballot Text

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Adding Multiple Questions on a Ballot

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Written by Omar Ahmed
Updated over a week ago

Importing Custom Voter Information with Your Voter List

Use variables to personalize your notices or ballot
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Default Variables to Use on Your Ballot and Notices

Customize your ballot and notices with variables
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Ballot Question Details

Add additional information to a ballot item
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Candidate Profiles and Photos

Include candidate biographies, statements and qualifications
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Changing the Order of Questions on Your Ballot, or Candidates on Your Ballot Question

Rearrange the ballot question order
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Ballot Design — Adding Multiple Candidates to a Ballot Question

Adding all candidates to your ballot item
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Selecting the right type of vote

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Cumulative Voting Setup

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Using Proxy Voting

Allowing voters to assign someone else to vote on their behalf
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Running a Survey with the "Scored" Voting System

Create survey questions with scored voting
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Allowing Voters to Abstain on a Ballot

Allow your voters to choose not to vote on ballot items
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Ballot Question Settings

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
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Allowing Write-Ins

Allow voters to submit their own choices
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
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Ballot Design — Ask for Comments

Allow voters to leave comments
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Ballot Design — Free Form Response & Comments

Allow voters to make comments on ballot items
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Ballot Design — Slates

Approve or reject a list of candidates
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Ballot Design — Bylaw Amendments or Article Changes

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Ballot Design — Setting Up a Ratification Vote for Unopposed Candidates

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Ballots — Multiple Vacancies for One Position

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Adding Your Logo to the Ballot

Customize the ballot with your organization's logo
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago
Notices

Email Notice Setup

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Written by Ryan
Updated over a week ago

Vote Setup - Reminders

Reserve reminders during your vote setup
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Advanced Notice Customization

Editing Notice, Reminder, and Results Templates
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Create Notices Yourself - Setting Up and Sharing Manual Access Keys

Distribute voter access information using your own notices
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Access Keys - What Are They and How to Obtain One to Vote

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Notice Delivery — Timing of Email, SMS, Postal, Printed, and Manual Notices

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

SMS (Text Message) Notification Setup

Send notice to voters via text message
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Accommodating Voters Without Email Addresses

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Telephone Voting

Accommodating Voters Who Want to Vote Over the Phone
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Postal Notices — Notify Voters by Mailing a Postcard

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Printed Notices

Setting up printed notices to distribute to voters
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Email Confirmation for Submitted Ballots

Send a Confirmation Receipt to Voters After They Vote
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Paper Ballots — General Notes and FAQs

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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Setting Up an Election with Paper Ballots

How to utilize ElectionBuddy's printed and postal ballots
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Written by Amber Payne Hepp (she/her)
Updated over a week ago