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Can the Ratification of a Contract Be Withdrawn?

Ratification is a complex term with different meanings in different domains. Generally, it refers to the silent agreement of an activity by an authority. For example, let’s suppose you hire external help to deliver goods for the month. You don’t seek your employer's written approval, but the employer divides the pay between you and th
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What Is the Purpose of Acclamations?

Let us kick things off by highlighting some of the basics of the acclamation vote. In simple terms, election by acclamation is the term used to describe a situation when electing through audible agreement or showing approval through clapping or cheering. Not all of us are familiar with the different electoral processes, be it nationally,
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What Does ‘Elected By Acclamation’ Mean?

For many people, the term ‘vote by acclamation' or 'elected by acclamation' is not something that they don’t come across regularly and may be unfamiliar. In simple terms, it essentially refers to an uncontested election where the number of candidates equals (or is less than) the number of seats that are vacant. As a result, […]
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HOA Election by Acclamation

There are occasions when a homeowners association (HOA) has an uncontested election because there are only the same number of candidates, or fewer, interested in running for a position on the HOA board. For example, if there are three openings on the board, and only three people who want to assume those roles, then a […]
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Website to Vote on Ideas

Whether you’re choosing who gets which award at your company awards, what play your class should perform, or what’s on the menu at your lunch party, you might wish you had an easy way to hold a vote. Voting in person can acquire a lot of time and resources–read on to learn about websites that […]
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Mock Election Ideas for High School

Education is not limited to plotting quadratic equations and reading comprehension exercises–it is meant to better prepare students for the world. A quality high school experience should help students become well-rounded members of society who are able to express their opinions and make decisions for the collective good.  Holding m
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Best Way to Increase Voter Participation

When it comes to voting, many voters opt not to cast their votes at all because they worry about choosing the wrong candidate, they don’t understand the vote at hand, they think their vote is obsolete, or they simply have no motivation to vote. Many people often don’t feel heard, which is why they disconnect […]
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Can HOA Change Rules Without a Vote?

A homeowners association (HOA), also called a condominium association, operates by a designated set of rules and principles. The three main documents that govern HOAs are: Rules and Regulations; Bylaws; and Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). These documents cover various aspects of the community, and chang
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How to Change HOA Rules

Did you fall head over heels with a French Bulldog only to realize your homeowner association (HOA) has a sixty-pound weight restriction on dogs? Are you expecting your sister to stay with you long-term, but she won’t be able to park her vehicle overnight on the street while she’s there? They might seem annoying, but […]
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What Happens When HOA Rules Are Not Enforced?

A homeowners association (HOA) consists of property owners who live in a particular condominium or residential neighborhood. Essentially, an HOA aims to ensure the building and property use regulations are enforced and that common areas are well maintained.  What happens, though, if HOA regulations aren’t enforced or are being igno
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An Overview of ElectionBuddy's Paper Ballots

ElectionBuddy understands that using an online voting platform may not be accessible, or even the preference, for all voters. When running a vote with ElectionBuddy, voters can cast their ballot using ElectionBuddy's online voting platform, or administrators can distribute paper ballots to voters in-person or via postal mail. You can also
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What's the Purpose of Voting?

Every year, member-based and nonprofit organizations rigorously prepare for critical elections that decide the fate of various policies and races. At the center of these elections are hard-working members who vote to determine who will hold key positions and which policies will become reality.  If you’ve voted in political election
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How to Get People to Vote in Online Competitions

When you start an online contest, you may think that your work is done after creating an outstanding entry, and you can sit back and wait for voters to pick a winner–but think again.  Even if the time it takes to vote online is brief, you have to work hard to get people to take […]
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How Long Does It Take To Vote Online?

At its core, online voting can safeguard the integrity of your elections by preventing voters from voting multiple times. In addition, online voting systems save on waste and lower the hurdles to participation to get more people to turn out—one of the main purposes of voting systems. An online voting system is also called an […]
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