There are a variety of cooperatives in the United States, and the majority are built upon a sturdy foundation of trust and honesty. While there may be a plethora of voices in the room, key decisions are entrusted to a governing board that takes into account feedback from the entire cooperative.
Like with any other member-based organization, board elections are only successful if they are handled appropriately, are secure and protect the voices of all members.
While security and data privacy continue to be top priorities for co-ops, most also wish to increase turnout and overall engagement.
YesElections is a full-service election management agency specializing in various voting methods, state-of-the-art security, customizable ballots, innovation, experience, and unequaled customer service.
Increasing voter turnout doesn’t necessarily mean pouring more money into your election or investing in extravagant campaigns. One way to generate more enthusiasm about an impending election is to migrate to internet voting, which is convenient, secure, and accessible over a variety of digital devices.
YesElections’ state-of-the-art WebBridge™ technology connects directly with your members’ pre-existing portal, so they don’t have to access an unfamiliar website in order to vote. Voting online is as simple as members logging in to their accounts, as they always do, and casting their ballot.
Since we live in an increasingly digital world, YesElections incorporates social share buttons so members can let their friends and fellow co-op stakeholders know they voted, and encourage them to do the same.
It’s your election. How your cooperative votes is entirely up to you.
Sure, online voting has become popular in recent years for all the aforementioned reasons and more. Still, we recognize the reality is many cooperatives are more comfortable with paper voting, which they may have relied on for years.
YesElections offers a wide array of voting methods, from online to paper and telephone to on-site and hybrid and composite elections.