Feature Focus: Emailing Ballots Yourself

June 11, 2012

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 easy steps, and you should be good to go!

  1. In Step 3: Notice Setup, select Create Notices Myself.
  2. Enter the number of access keys you will need.
  3. From the Admin area, download your Access Keys file.

If you’ve done this correctly, you should now have a .csv file with the correct number of voting keys. Merge the keys into your own software, and tell your voters to enter their key at https://secure.electionbuddy.com/ballot.

Distributing ballots yourself is also useful for walk-in voters. It’s better to over-compensate and grab a few extra keys than you think you will need for last minute additions.

Give this feature a shot if you prefer to use your own software to send out the ballots!

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