Remote or Onsite Voting

Determining whether your vote is Remote, Onsite, or even hybrid is helpful before an election is set up. On the "Details" page, you have the option of selecting one of the following. While required to select an option, your choice won’t impact the setup of your vote.


Remote Voting

Remote voting is when a voter can vote anywhere, any time, during the defined voting period. This is the classic scenario that ElectionBuddy was designed for — voters receive an email or text message to vote and can vote at home, at their office, in line for coffee, etc. Remote voting can also include physically mailed ballots as well as electronic notifications.

Remote voting is great for votes over a long period of time or with a voter base that is over a large area.

Onsite Voting

Onsite voting is when a voter is expected to meet with other voters at a certain place and time to vote together in the same room. A typical example is an Annual General Meeting. Another example of onsite voting includes voting at a Board meeting. It can even include in-person voting in a classroom. Voting can be conducted electronically or with paper.

ElectionBuddy offers Kiosk mode streamlining on-site voting by allowing voters to use a provided tablet/computer to easily cast their ballots onsite.

For more insight into best practices of on-site voting please see: Onsite Voting - Best Practices

Remote and Onsite Voting

ElectionBuddy allows elections to include both remote and onsite voting, to assist with achieving quorum and threshold. The Vote can be conducted by any combination of electronic and paper! Many organizations will make an electronic and/or mailed ballot approach for the remote portion and end it at a certain point. Any further voting will only be conducted at the meeting, and since the electronic voting ended with the finish of the remote voting section, the voting done at the meeting is on paper. The paper results are then manually combined with the electronic results.

You can learn more about running hybrid votes here: Hybrid Votes - Remote and Onsite

To learn more about voting setup please see Election Setup - Overview.

Jul 3, 2024