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Survey Your Members with ElectionBuddy!

ElectionBuddy’s primary focus is elections. However, we know that the ability to survey members is also important. So, we created a hybrid: a voting method that can serve both as a true voting method for elections, and as a tool for surveying. Say hello to Scored voting! Scored Voting as a Tool to Survey Endless […]
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Bylaw Amendment — Build It with ElectionBuddy

Bylaws are a fundamental part of the operating process for any organization. They tell an organization what they should and should not do, and guide the people running the organization when things are unclear or uncertain. But, your organization changes, and that means your bylaws may need a change as well. A bylaw amendment is
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Take a Look Back: a 2017 ElectionBuddy Recap

Welcome to our 2017 ElectionBuddy recap! This year has been an extremely productive (and busy!) year for all of us on the team. With the goal of always trying to improve the customer experience in mind, we have made some major changes to ElectionBuddy that we hope have made running your online elections easier.  Here […]
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Milestone Achieved: Five Million Votes Cast on ElectionBuddy.com

Five million votes. The team that make ElectionBuddy happen can’t even believe that we’ve reached that “Five million votes!!!” mark. We are small, but we are mighty! But, we aren’t the only small but mighty ones. To celebrate reaching five million votes cast in our ElectionBuddy community, we want to share a special story from [
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Feature Focus: the All-New Paper Ballots

Paper Ballots + an Online Voting Platform = Inclusivity for All! There is a fundamental issue with offering an exclusively electronic voting platform. Not all people are adept at using electronics. In fact, some people don’t even have email addresses! We have always had workarounds (an indirect way of accomplishing a task) for these cas
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How an Approval Voting Method Actually Works

The results are in…and they state that the majority of ElectionBuddy users don’t know how to properly run an Approval vote. After noticing some users who were using the Approval voting method incorrectly, we wanted to look at the total number of Approval elections being run on our site. So, we complied our internal data […]
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Single Transferable Vote (STV) — How Does it Work?

Single Transferable Vote: What’s That? Single transferable vote, or STV for short, is the voting method used when one wants to run a preferential vote on a given position, but has multiple vacancies for that position; for a regular preferential ballot, there is only one vacancy. As far as the overall feel of casting an […]
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Feature Focus: Undeliverable History

Undeliverable email notices are truly one of the world’s greatest mysteries. “Why didn’t my voter receive their email notice?” is the toughest question I get asked. It’s a great question, but it is challenging to answer, because there are a lot of reasons why an email can seem to simply vanish into cyberspace.  We have
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Milestone Achieved: Four Million Votes Cast on ElectionBuddy.com

We have done it: four million votes cast! Can you believe it?! As an ElectionBuddy community, over four million votes have now been cast in over 22 000 elections! But, because of an all-new version of ElectionBuddy, more functionality than ever, and new features being released regularly, it is no surprise that our community has grown
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Feature Focus: the Cumulative Tally Method

One of our developers has completed their work on the highly-requested cumulative tally method. It is now ready for you to try out in your next election! A Brief Explanation of Cumulative Voting Cumulative voting is a method of voting in which voters receive a certain number of votes that they can cast in an election. […]
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Milestone Achieved: 3 million online votes cast

It’s pretty incredible that as of this morning, the ElectionBuddy community has now cast over 3 million online votes in 16,000+ elections using our simple and secure online voting software. As in the past, when we reach ElectionBuddy milestones, we use the opportunity to share interesting stories we find on the internet.  
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How changing laws impact electronic voting for Arizona HOAs

With the increasing prevalence of HOAs in Arizona, community association legislation is being modified to better address homeowner rights and processes. The changes come into effect Aug 6, 2016, and one regulation specifically addresses electronic voting. This has led to several questions about how ElectionBuddy will work within the
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Milestone: 2 million online votes cast

It’s pretty incredible to think that as of this morning, the ElectionBuddy community has now cast over 2 million votes in 12,000 elections using our simple and secure online voting software. People from across the globe have been using ElectionBuddy as a way to easily manage board elections, condo board bylaw changes, awards, committee
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Better Control of Proxy Voting

Within ElectionBuddy, we’ve have always allowed for proxy voting, but we’ve now made it easier for you to control. Proxy voting is entrusting someone else the right to vote on your behalf, in accordance with your instructions. For example, at a corporate level, it allows corporations to cast votes on behalf of their shareholders, who
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