Increase turnout with online university elections
Perform complex elections for committees and other bodies at your university online. With the POLYAS online voting system you can assign different groups of voters to the respective ballots simply by mouse click. You manage the electoral roll digitally and can confortably add new voters.
Enable your electorate to vote online in addition to the classical ballot box election - worldwide and without barriers.
In this way, students studying abroad and absent university employees can participate in the university election. You save the logistics of the printing, the high postage costs and do not need to depend on the transporting times.
Voting with POLYAS online voting is simple and easy to use.
In this comfortable way of voting, you can boost your turnout - especially among younger voters: According to a survey conducted by Forsa, 65% of voters under the age of 30 would vote online. Invite your electorate to vote via e-mail and remind them about the election during the election period. POLYAS' tools facilitate the voter information.
Online Elections: How it works!
Easy and efficient election management
Your institution does not require any special hardware or system for carrying out an online election. Our online voting software helps you preparing and conducting your online election. You decide how to make the electoral roll available, how the delivery of voter information should be carried out, and how the election results should be processed. Ideally, you manage these processes directly in the POLYAS online voting system, effectively saving time and effort.
Easily create your ballot and assign each group of voters the appropriate ballot.
For more options, you can use your templates again and update.
We support you in implementing additional features. You may, for example, save the electoral roll on your own servers, integrate the electoral system in your own intranet and tie the access authorisation to the student matriculation register.
POLYAS offers various implementation options for your online university election.
Combine the online voting process with alternative ways of voting: by absentee ballot or by ballot box voting at your polling place.
You and your voters decide on the appropriate voting process.
Inform yourself about our election services
Expand the electoral code to cover online elections
As a college, university or academy, you simply need to adjust the relevant directives in your electoral statutes or regulations. The electoral statute should explicitly include the use of electronic voting forms.
As a template for your electoral statute/regulations we recommend the following formulation:
"Electronic elections may only be carried out when the electronic voting system employs the latest technical standards corresponding to the security requirements for online voting products by the national agency responsible for security in information technology. The system must have the technical specifications set out in the following paragraphs. The fulfillment of the technical requirements must be shown by appropriate documentation."