Creating the Online Ballots
Finally, before opening the election for voting, you need to create the online ballots. This is typically a remarkably simple process, as you will just need to input the candidate or item names and information into the correct fields.
Then, you can select the voting method (single choice, multiple choice, preferential, etc.) for each ballot item, and set any other election specifications that might be necessary.
If different voter groups, such as students, faculty, and staff, will be voting on different ballot items, you can easily create multiple ballots, assigning the correct ballot to each voter group.
Performing Quality Assurance
With your ballots created, the voter list uploaded, and the voting credentials distributed, your almost ready for election day. Now is the time to undergo some quality assurance in order to make sure everything is working as it should be, and that your election is set up correctly.
With the help of your online voting provider, you will test your ballots and the online voting system itself, verifying that the questions, candidate, and voting methods are correct, and that the system is accurately registering votes. Having been assured that the election will be conducted properly, you are now ready for the big day!
Overall, preparing for an online election is much like preparing for a paper-based election. Thanks to the innovative technology in an online election, much of the planning
process can be streamlined and simplified. Moreover, your online voting provider will be with you every step of the way to ensure success. With online voting technology in hand, you can look forward to efficient and secure elections and decision-making events that encourage participation through greater accessibility.