How to use online voting in MyCommittee?
Online voting has been around in MyCommittee for a while as part of 'Offline meetings' but
since recent, online voting is available on its own and can be used to conduct voting sessions during
Whether your members are in the meeting room or not, you can now setup a real-time online vote and view the result in minutes.
There is nothing really to it. Setting up a vote only takes seconds. We'll go through the details in just a moment but from a high level only three things need to happen:
Create a vote.
Start the vote when members are ready to vote.
Stop the vote when members have voted.
Voila, the results of your vote are now available and stored forever.
The easiest way to create an online vote is to go to the main meetings page and click on 'New online vote'. Alternatively, you can click on 'Decisions' to open the decisions page and click on 'New online vote' there.
“Enter your question or proposition, confirm the vote type and choices and start voting.”
For now, there are two vote types supported:
Each time you create a new vote, the choices are automatically pre-populated from the default choices template (that is Yes;No;Abstain).
If your board or committee typically uses another set of choices, click on 'Manage
templates' and create your own choices template. Make sure to set your new template as the 'default'
From now on, each time you create a new vote, your custom choices will be pre-populated automatically.
Learn more about decision templates here.
Once you are ready to start voting, click on the 'Start vote' button.
Once the vote is started, an email, with a link to the vote, will be sent to all members immediately. The vote will now also show up for all members on the 'Decisions' page.
Click on 'Stop voting' to close the vote. The results will be calculated and displayed immediately.
Setting up an online vote is quick and easy and the voting process is secure, simple and transparent. Why not give it a try?
Please, let us know what you think about our online voting system and if you would like to see any future improvements.
You can contact us here with questions or suggestions.
(* online voting is available with any paid subscription)