Pete TApril 16, 2020 in Marketplace
In June and July this year we successfully used the "Elections System" for elections of our Directors and Executive Committee. Only members can vote. All members are eligible to vote for some positions whereas other positions are regional so only those members residing within that region are eligible to vote. This was so easy to set up within the Elections System!
Before deciding to use the Elections System we looked at alternative products but could not find any that integrated with our membership database - let alone in such a straightforward way. Also, we approached 3rd party organisations to get quotes for the cost of running our elections. Quotes were returned upwards of £300 for one-off elections and we would have to pay the same for next year's elections and so on. (I believe the quotes were under-estimates because they did not fully understand the complexity.) Was this a cost effective solution? Go work it out for yourself!
Driven by Covid-19 (and a desire to move into the 21st Century) we will also be doing online voting for our AGM Motions - but they will use the "polling" function built into the forums.
Back to the Elections System and our experience. We used version 1.0.4 because that was the version that we tested before going live. I note that 1.0.9 has been released and it enhances a few things - which is really great!
There are still a few quirks with scope for improvement, but I certainly recommend this product. Quirks:
Other than that - great work!
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