Over six million votes have now been cast in elections on ElectionBuddy. Election administrators and voters alike, you have been busy!
Six Million Little Changes
A Fresh New Look
So, to celebrate this milestone, we have given ElectionBuddy a new site design!
When visiting ElectionBuddy.com, the first thing you will notice is less clutter. Previously, our old homepage felt a little…busy. Therefore, the new design maximizes white space and uses text blocks to give your eyes specific things to look at, as opposed to not being sure where to look.
Additionally, bright orange links and buttons make navigating the site a breeze!
Since we are always thinking about the mobile experience, the design also plays nicely with mobile users:
Once you log into ElectionBuddy, you can see that the site design carries through into the actual application, as well. Because we aimed to increase ease of use and readability, we have:
Enlarged buttons and checkboxes;
Created a new colour schema and matched colours that increase contrast (without being harsh on the eyes);
Made drop-down menus easier to interact with; and,
Increased the size of editable text fields.
A Mini Library of Election Information
In addition to modifying the design, we also expanded on the knowledge resources available on the site. These pages were designed to educate readers not only on ElectionBuddy, but also on the basics of running any election. So, anyone can benefit from this content.
Below are some links to some of the pages:
- A review of notice methods that you can use to contact your voters.
- An overview of online voting.
- A summary page of the different voting systems.
Also, there are individual pages that explain various ballot types. As well, these pages also have ideas as to how to build these types of ballots in ElectionBuddy:
- Executive officer elections
- Board of directors elections
- Contract ratifications
- Bylaw amendments
- Budget approvals
- Candidate acclamations
- Motion votes
- Member polls
- Candidate member approvals
One Big Change
Although we wanted to make changes that we would enjoy, we also wanted to ensure that all of you would enjoy them as well! We know that this can be a big change for some people. So, if you have any questions or comments about the new site, please feel free to shoot us an email. We would love to hear from you!