The structure and nature of a cooperative mean that elections and hierarchies work very differently from other organizations in terms of ownership, decision-making, and contributions to key policies. Co-op organizations have founding principles and guidelines that members agree to when they join. These rules and bylaws will dictate the processes by which board members are elected, normally with equal voting rights between members and with no right of veto, ensuring the business is entirely equitable.
With ElectionBuddy you can give everyone a chance to vote and get high participation rates. We send out announcements and reminders to ensure that everyone has the chance to vote!
Whether you need to make a new rule or amend a current bylaw, we have the right voting method for you. Our software supports all major types of voting methods so you can choose the one that best meets your cooperative's needs.
ElectionBuddy offers voting both in-person and online. If your cooperative organization prefers physical ballots, we can send mail ballots or set up voting kiosks. Or if your group prefers online electronic votes, we can do that too.
Getting a fair and honest vote often requires anonymity. With ElectionBuddy you can be confident that all your voter's data and privacy will be protected to create an anonymous vote.
Voters choose the number of candidates based on vacancies. The candidates with the most votes win.
Voters approve or reject a bylaw amendment by reviewing an attached document or summary.