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Online Voting for the Supervisory Board at the Bookstore Osiander

More than 500 employees in 26 cities elected the supervisory board of the bookstore Osiander online.

The bookstore Osiander is one of the oldest companies in its field and provides its nationwide electorate with a comfortable and location-independent online election with low overhead. The legally valid election result was ensured through the adherence to the election principles of the POLYAS online voting system.

Save time and elect the board online

The company deliberately chose an online election to take advantage of the time saving and straightforward nature of online voting. The creation of online ballots as well as the digital voting process enabled this time saving.

With POLYAS online voting the project manager of the supervisory board election did not need any electoral officers and did not need to bear the responsibility for the security of the ballot boxes.

In this way, the company can also implement its ecological awareness and social responsibility in its company elections.

Countrywide online voting with high voter turnout

"The voters could elect within the scheduled election period, whenever and wherever they wanted to," CEO Riethmüller explains. These are also the special benefits of online voting which were decisive for the bookstore Osiander.

"The costs of organising a conventional election would have been much higher," Riethmüller says. With a total of 34 branches nationwide, the employees could vote online from anywhere at any time. This feature contributed considerably to the simplified conduct of election administration.

In this way, the supervisory board election of the company had an encouraging turnout of 49%, reaching all eligible voters directly online.

High voter satisfaction with the online voting process

With the introduction of online elections, the bookstore Osiander has reacted to the nationwide network of employees. The eligible voters could elect online at any time within a specified time period from a device with internet connection.

This is also how the CEO Riethmüller explains the high level of satisfaction of the electorate: "The voters were impressed with the online election, above all, because they could elect anytime and anywhere from their computer." Voters easily found their way around the clear and self-explanatory election platform. Within only few minutes, the voters could cast their vote online.

This voter satisfaction and easy implementation convinced the bookstore Osiander to also use online elections in their branches in the future:

"Because of the considerable advantages of online elections we will certainly also organize future elections online."