When tasked with running your organization’s election, you’ll have to address myriad issues depending on the voting method you choose, including prepping mail-in ballots, selecting observers for polling sites, and among the most crucial, how you plan on improving turnout.
With our lives increasingly shifting online, it’s only logical that voting would transition to a digital platform, too. Although public elections have yet to embrace such methods, many private organizations have eagerly adopted internet voting, enabling them to take advantage of significant benefits. We break down these features and explain their importance:
Between administering benefits, approving budgets, providing oversight, along with myriad other tasks, retirement system trustees play a vital role in retirees accessing coveted benefits.
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 ruled that public labor unions could not compel nonmembers from paying agency fees.
The goal of any voting association is to not only increase turnout year after year but to generate consistent engagement among members.
Online elections are the most affordable method of voting, making it the most attractive option for unions across the United States. However, federal regulations remain vague on the matter, leaving open the question of whether or not online voting meets the correct legal standard.
Elections are often the culmination of extensive preparations and months of hard work to ensure voters have only a few steps to follow once voting commences.
For groups that have historically relied on paper ballots, transitioning to online elections may feel daunting. The good news is shifting from one voting method to another is much easier than you may think. Hybrid voting provides several options for associations considering a move to online elections.
Associations and other member-based groups that organize elections have long relied on paper ballots to process votes. While this traditional method is still considered a popular option, organizations are increasingly turning to online elections as a way to reduce costs and increase turnout, among other advantages.
Thousands of association members vote from the comfort of their own homes each year, with little inconvenience to their daily lives. Given its success, and the ubiquity of digital devices, online voting is primed to become even more popular in the years to come.