ARS Keypads Keep Focus Groups Focused

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Focus group research can be a blessing and a curse for both the companies that seek the insights and for those who conduct the research. The findings can mean the difference between product launch success and failure, so it’s crucial to put the right questions to the right people and to capture unbiased answers—and that’s often harder than it sounds.

VA Farm Bureau Grows Itself a Better Meeting Voting System

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VA Farm Bureau had their online/virtual meeting all planned out when their requirements changed and suddenly, they had to connect multiple different locations in a way that they can all vote remotely, and yet, as if they were all sitting in the same room.

Stow is a Go on Multi Room Voting

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Town of Stow, MA was facing a unique challenge for their town meeting – how to seat their residents indoor and outdoor and still receive all the votes just as if they were all sitting in the same room.
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Public Voting at a Town Meeting During COVID-19

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Town of Wenham, MA decided that an electronic voting system can solve their dilemma with a contentious town meeting that needed to have a public voting option while taking place outdoors.

Town Meeting Voting in the Time of COVID-19

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New England Town Meeting Voting is not known for social distancing. Usually several hundred citizens squeeze into a meeting room or gymnasium and vote on local matters dear to their hearts. So how do you do ‘contactless voting’ and accommodate COVID-19 restrictions into your voting sessions?

Electronic Voting and the 91 Million-Dollar Question

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The residents of Leicester, MA got together on September 26th in record-breaking numbers to vote on a proposition to borrow $91 million to relocate one of their schools.

Attending to the Business of the Church

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An audience response system enables the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania to vote on annual meeting measures in a fraction of the time the scantron systems used to take. “We’ve taken what had been a 45-minute process and reduced it to 10 minutes,” says Jeremiah Mustered, Executive Assistant to the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.

And the Audience Response? Laughter.

Interactive Team Trivia Games

Clickers need not always tally important votes.

When you’re planning the interactive quiz show part of an annual social gathering that will involve more than 1,300 women ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 70s, it’s tough to find something that will entertain and engage everyone.

Bringing the Benefit of Privacy to the Public Square

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Town Meeting in any New England town ought to be a simple thing. A motion is brought to a vote and people hold colored cards in the air to indicate whether or not they support the motion. If the color associated with the Ayes dominates the color associated with the Nays, they Ayes have it. That’s pretty straightforward. Shouldn’t take a lot of time.

The Town Meeting Vote in the 21st Century

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Since the earliest days, the annual Town Meeting in Uxbridge, Massachusetts has been rife with passion when questions are put on the table relating to the public funding of schools. In 1732, the town had to hold two votes before it could set aside the funds for a school.

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