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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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The World’s First Democratically Elected Female Head of Government

I’d like to think I have a decent grasp at history. My dad is a huge history buff and is quite the library in his home office. I love listening to him telling me a neat detail or fact he picked up in some history book. But last week when I asked I pondered to […]
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Focus: Public or Private Results… That is the Question!

One of the features that make ElectionBuddy unique over other election software, is that you can customize who gets the view of the results – in real time and once the election is complete. As an election admin, if you don’t want to be able to see the results until after the election is done […]
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Tips & Tricks: Voting Patterns & Analysis

Being someone who loves numbers and statistics (mainly sports statistics, but still…), I find it’s great you can come up with some interesting patterns and analysis with the raw data we give you in your Election Admin area. If you click on the Vote by Vote tab, you will be presented with an untraceable ballot number as well [&helli
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Feature Focus: Approval Voting

We’ve already looked Plurality Voting, Preferential Voting, as well as how to organize a Referendum in ElectionBuddy. Approval voting is another election type that is supported in ElectionBuddy, and that’s what we’ll hone in on this Feature Focus. Approval voting is an election method that lets voters vote f
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Feature Focus: Preferential Voting

ElectionBuddy offers a variety of election types that will suit your organization. Today we’re taking a look at Preferential Voting. Preferential Voting (also known as instant runoff voting) is a type of election where voters rank the candidates in order of preference, with “1” being the highest (most preferred) ranking. The first p
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Tips & Tricks: Election Mobile Marketing Strategy

It’s almost 2012. Nearly everyone has a smart phone, so why not show how hip and tech savvy you are by marketing using these devices? Check out this video from M4 Group Marketing for some cool mobile marketing tips, directed at nominees running in an election. While the message is good, they could have done
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New Feature: Assigning Multiple Votes per Ballot

Seeing as it’s almost the holiday season, we wanted to surprise all of you with a special gift – a new feature that will surely add an interesting dynamic to your elections! Multiple Votes per Ballot Multiple votes per ballot (aka Weighted Voting) is a way of allowing one person to have more influence on […]
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Chicago Condominium Elections

Chicago is a city rich in condominiums and associations. Condominium associations in the state of Illinois can either be governed by the Illinois Condominium Property Act or that and the Illinois General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act should your condominium association be also a not-for-profit corporation. In event of conflict, the Prope
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San Francisco Condominium Elections

San Francisco is another city that has seen a major boom in condominium construction over the past 10 years. Styles can range from refurbished early 20th century Victorian-inspired low-rises to major modern condo towers in the downtown area. Condominiums in the state of California are run by Homeowners Associations and governed under the
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Seattle and the State of Washington Condominium Elections

Continuing on with our condominium blog series, we head all the way Wild West – Seattle, WA. OK, maybe not so wild… I hear Seattlites are very laid back. Their condominium market, however, has dipped in recent years. In July 2010, the average condo in Seattle cost $290,000. In July 2011, that price has dropped […]
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Miami and the State of Florida Condominium Elections

Like New York City, Miami is another major metropolitan area that has seen a boom in condominiums over the last decade. So let’s take a look at condominium board elections in the state of Florida. The State of Florida Condominium Act Elections in the State of Florida must be done by secret ballot, however if the […]
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New York Condominiums

Ah, the city that never sleeps! Two of my favorite memories from a family road trip to the North Eastern states a few years ago took place in New York: Seeing the Dave Matthews Band walk outside of the Peninsula Hotel, adjacent to Central Park. Watching the Blue Jays face the Yankees at the old […]
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Condominium Boards in the United States

This past spring we looked at the different condominium board election processes across the Canadian Provinces. Over the next few weeks, I want to focus on the country south of the 49th parallel and take a look at the condominium board election process in the United States. In the past few years, the condominium industry […]
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