Universities

Encourage
participation in any election with online voting

Let’s see what our solutions can do for your university.

why online voting

Flexible, efficient & supported by an experienced team

Our online voting solutions make planning and organizing any university election simple, with just a few easy steps. During the voting period, eligible students, faculty and staff can participate from any location and on any device connected to the internet, helping to boost participation. Our team of election experts will also be right by your side, helping you manage every step of the process for a smooth and successful event.

the process

What it takes to run a university election with online voting

Universities hold regular elections for student government, faculty councils and university leadership, among other events. Despite differences in who can run and who can vote in each of these elections, implementing an online voting solution follows the same process, regardless.

Is online voting allowed in your university?

Schools and universities often have specific electoral codes with rules for running an election. Electoral codes and statutes may differ between groups, such as a student senate and faculty council. You will need to ensure the relevant electoral rules accommodate the use of online voting technology.

How can you update your bylaws?

If the use of online voting technology is not specified or allowed in your university’s electoral code, you will need to make or request the necessary amendments prior to adopting an online voting solution. This amendment may need to be voted on or may be settled by the relevant leadership.

Creating an up-to-date
voter list

In an online election, your voter list will need to be accurate to ensure all eligible voters receive the necessary information to vote online. Often, universities integrate online voting technology with their intranet to authenticate and verify members of the university community, so it is simply a question of determining who is eligible to vote in any given election.

Sending the voting credentials

When the list of eligible voters is complete, they will be notified of the online voting process. If necessary, credentials for accessing the online portal will be securely distributed to each voter. Our experienced team will help you through this part, so you have nothing to worry about.

Generating the online ballots

Before the election, you will also need to create the ballots. Since students, faculty and staff may be voting on different candidates or questions, you might have to create multiple ballots. Thanks to our solutions’ streamlined designs, though, this doesn’t take much time at all.

Voting
begins

When the voting period is open, voters can log on to the voting portal using their university identification, or their previously sent credentials. Voting is as easy as choosing your preferred candidate or option, confirming your choice, and casting your ballot.

Calculating results

After the voting process, each ballot is securely decrypted, preserving the voters’ anonymity, and is automatically counted. Results can then be verified by the election committee and published online.

Verifying
the election

Every step of the voting process can be verified by third-party auditors, if necessary. Voters can also individually verify that their ballot was correctly cast by using a voting receipt sent to them just after voting.

BENEFITS

What your university stands to gain

How can our technology meet your electoral needs?
Streamlined Elections

With numerous elections to various positions, universities require efficient election planning processes. Our solutions simplify every step of setting up and running an election and integrate easily alongside paper voting channels so that even the most
complex event is managed with ease.

Increased Overall Participation

A combination of students, faculty and staff may participate in any given university election, and encouraging them all to vote in person can be difficult. Allowing voters to participate conveniently from anywhere and on their own device can help boost turnout.

Sustainable Resource Use

Printing and mailing different ballots for each election is not only complicated, but also costly and heavily reliant on paper resources. Transitioning to an online voting solution minimizes waste and
increases cost savings.

Guaranteed Electoral Security

Our solutions are equipped with the highest security measures to ensure election integrity and voter privacy at every step. Each election is also completely verifiable, solidifying student, faculty and
staff trust with the heightened transparency.

EXPERIENCE

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SUPPORT

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Our team of experts knows the ins and outs of any election

We know that each election is unique and comes with its own set of needs and challenges. With over 20 years of experience with elections of all kinds, all sizes, and all complexities, our team of qualified election experts is ready to help you organize an efficient, accessible and secure online voting election. We will be with you every step of the way, right from the beginning. So, ready to get started?