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Milestone achieved: 600,000 fast facts

600,000 tourists will be hosted in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup the hex color of 600000 is a nice shade of burgundy  T-Mobile sells 600,000 iPhone 5’s each month And of course, ElectionBuddy.com reached the 600,000 milestone. Thanks to all our ElectionBuddy users!
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Milestone achieved: The significance of 500,000

500,000 ElectionBuddy Ballots and counting… and with it the top 5 500,000 fact list The hex colour is a Cherry Red… http://www.colorhexa.com/500000 Bob McKenzie passed the 500,000 twitter follower mark Speleothems Reveal 500,000-Year History of Siberian Permafrost On the election front… big elections like the recent one in Hawaii
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Voters decide their ultimate fate

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln
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New Feature: Let your eyes do the voting

The ElectionBuddy team has been hard at work creating some great new features for our ever-growing list of organizations running elections through ElectionBuddy. One of these nifty new features is the CANDIDATE PHOTO upload feature. For all of you visual decision makers out there, the candidate photo feature should make your vot
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Becoming a School Election Winner

So a big election just wrapped up in the United States and it was a close race with many subplots to it that made it one of the more interesting elections in years. Whether you are motivated by real world politicos or just want something for your resume when you graduate university or college, running for student […]
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An election that is never dull

If you haven’t already devoured the U.S. election coverage like a Thanksgiving turkey drumstick, I came across some oddities about elections that you might find interesting. Forget the red versus blue states and who won Florida — the real information you need is all here. Earlier this month we blogged about some unusual indi
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Milestone achieved: 400,000 ballots and a neat factoid

Did you know that 400,000 is a hex color… OK, while it’s not something that you think of every day, it is comprised of 25.1% red, 0% green and 0% blue and for RGB fans its R:64, G:0, B:0. And while we do a lot with color (hint, it’s the basis for our next feature […]
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Some ElectionBuddy Milestones

With our year end complete, I wanted to share some ElectionBuddy statistics – ok not sure if you will find them as interesting as I do (maybe it’s my accounting training rearing its ugly head), but here it goes anyways…. Largest Election processed 11,000 voters 300,000 voter milestone passed New ElectionBuddy election administr
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Elections in October: Trick or Treat

With the U.S. Presidential Election only six weeks away all kinds of pundits and experts are coming out with their opinion on who is going to win or they’re busy analyzing the latest poll results from all angles. Voters are taking this seriously too and rightly so — the economy is still struggling and people […]
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A new school year – and a new year for ElectionBuddy!

I am really pleased to announce a bunch of new ElectionBuddy features coinciding with the new school year and coincidentally our new fiscal year (I threw in an accounting term to make our accountants happy, we want to keep them onside as they help us make sure that ElectionBuddy elections are auditable and verifiable, but […]
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You just need enough votes to be elected

“You don’t have to fool all the people all of the time; you just have to fool enough to get elected.” — Gerald Barzan
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Feature Focus: Emailing Ballots Yourself

Did you know that you don’t always have to upload a list of email addresses to send out ElectionBuddy ballots? You can also create custom ballots in Microsoft Word, an e-newsletter program, or your preferred email application through the use of manual voting keys. The Setup Process It’s pretty simple actually. Just follow these three
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Feature Focus: Reminders and Resending Ballots

If your election is not having the turnout you expected, it could be a variety reasons. If you are letting ElectionBuddy email the ballots, maybe the election start time was not the opportune time, and people first brushed off the voting link email. There are all sort of reasons why people have yet to cast […]
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Feature Focus: Prevent Ballots from Being Marked as Spam

Not all of our Feature Focuses have to be about items you can implement to aid your election. This month I want to highlight something that’s done on our end to increase your voter turnout. To prevent email ballots from being marked as spam in a voter’s inbox, we verify using DomainKeys and the Sender Policy Framework.
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