Elections can be messy, but the voting process ensures that the leaders of an organization represent the voice of the majority—whether it be members of a school board, a labor union president or a co-op treasurer. Typically, the higher the voter turnout and the more secure the platform, the better. For these reasons and more, you may want to consider implementing an online voting system at your next election.
Online voting eliminates the drudgery people often associate with the voting process. No long lines at the booth, no cramped quarters and no dull #2 pencils. Voting from home also enables elderly or disabled individuals to vote without the hassle of having to coordinate transportation. Youthful tech-savvy individuals are also more likely to prefer voting from the convenience of their computer or mobile device.
Needless to say, the convenience of voting from home is likely to reel more voters in.
Online voting is also more time and cost effective. You can potentially reduce or even eliminate many expenses associated voting in person—mailing, printing, tabulating paper ballots, so on and so forth. Furthermore, the votes can be tallied automatically. This eliminates the chance of human-error interfering with the accuracy of vote counts.
Votes through the web service we offer are encrypted with 256-bit SSL security, and the system is subjected to testing by high-level hackers to ensure its continued security. Our servers are further safeguarded from malware with quality firewalls and built-in software mechanisms that ensure each voter can only vote once. Fairness is a highly-valued principle here at Honest Ballot Association, and all of these features help maintain the integrity of election results.
With that said, feel free to contact us if you’re interested in transitioning to an online system at your next election. We’d be more than happy to discuss your options and make the transition as seamless as possible.