Electronic Voting Systems

Replace Hand, Voice and Paper Voting

Ensure Privacy and Anonymity of the Vote

Speed Up Vote Collection & Reporting

Accommodate ``Distanced`` Voting in COVID-19 Era

Enforce Bylaws & Election Regulations

Electronic Voting Systems

Meridia has supplied America with electronic voting systems for over 50 years. Since 1970, our technology has assisted groups big and small reach consensus on critical issues. Our voting devices are simple, secure and reliable. Our voting software is intuitive, flexible and extremely easy to use.

America’s two largest legislative bodies – the U.S. House of Representatives (who helped design the system) and The New Hampshire House of Representatives are using the Meridia electronic voting system.

US House of Representatives Seal
New Hampshire Seal

What is an Electronic Voting System

Proprietary, Secure, Wireless Voting Devices

Electronic Voting Systems

Easy to Use, Customizable Software


Official Electronic Voting System for U.S. House of Representatives

“The use of an electronic voting system helps us process the full markup votes among the 50+ members — accurately — in less than two minutes. By comparison, it used to take us 10 minutes to vote on a single item.”

-– Nancy Locke, Chief Clerk at Committee on Natural Resources

United States House of Representatives

Who Uses Electronic Voting Systems

Local Governtment & Politics

Town and city councils and governments use electronic voting systems in town meetings to speed up the process, enable transparency, privacy and anonymity of the vote and create a permanent voting record.

Sorority/Fraternity, Education

Use an e-voting system to manage your fraternity or sorority elections, increase engagement, ensure privacy and anonymity of the vote, and record results for historic lookup.

Church & Religious Convention Voting

Read about electronic voting systems helping church and religious organizations resolve their differences quickly and efficiently. With our anonymous, secure, and easy to use voting devices, you’ll be done with the business session in no time.

Homeowner Associations & Co-Ops

Condominium, HOA or POA government bodies benefit from using electronic voting systems to avoid conflict of interest, increased voter participation, and ensure that a quorum is met every time.

Student Government & Collegiate Voting

Student governments need to vote to make decisions that affect hundreds, if not thousands of students on the campus. Learn more about how your school senate can benefit from an electronic voting system.

Charity and Other Conventions

See how Kiwanis saved $40,000 in one day by shortening the time they needed to vote at their annual meeting. Do you manage voting at a charitable membership organization and need help? Fill out the Get Quote form above.

Tribal Council Voting

Indigenous governance may be hard. The peoples of the numerous tribes that exist in the US and elsewhere need to know that their leaders have their back. They use electronic voting systems to get things done quickly and efficiently.

Team & Sports Club Voting

How do you elect team or club leaders? How do you reach consensus on rules and regulations? What’s the fastest and most accurate way to do it? Use an electronic voting system.

Meeting & Voting Security

Everyone involved in a business meeting wants the voting to be secure, accountable and accurate. Meridia provides a highly-secure system that works completely offline and can be configured to your needs, thus it cannot be accessed from the outside and can accommodate your specific event.

Visit our Electronic Voting Security page for full details. Here are a few highlights on how our system protects its integrity.

How Meridia Secures the Vote

  • Proprietary Radio Frequency (RF) protocol with multiple layers of security checks ensures that no one is listening.

  • The close-circuit system and relatively short range means that only the people in the immediate vicinity of the system can vote.

  • You can ask that we ship the system so that only specific keypads can work with the pre-configured base receiver (antenna).

  • Lost clicker can be prevented from voting by removing it from the (required) participant list.

  • The software allows for keypads to be assigned to individuals, while still keeping the vote results anonymous.

Large Meetings & Strange Venues

Large Venues

Having a meeting inside a large venue can be intimidating and requires careful planning. Especially when it comes to electronic voting systems, you should consider consulting with, or even hiring on-site technical support.

With advanced antenna arrays, even an area of 80,000 square feet with two levels where voters in Town of Leicester, MA could freely seat themselves observing all COVID-19 restrictions can be covered easily and securely.

Leicester Town Meeting Electronic Voting Systems
Leicester Town Meeting Two-Story 80,000 Sq/F Warehouse

Strange Spaces

With our Extended-Range Base Receiver, we can cover a large area (like an airport field in Town of Sterling, MA) as well as accommodate up to 2,000 voters. With multiple receivers, we can easily handle up to 16,000 total participants.

In some of our meetings, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we had to split the audience into two sections (like in Town of Stow, MA) – inside and outside, and bring all votes together as if they were sitting all in one room.

Contactless Drive In Voting Sterling Massachusetts
Holding a town meeting at an airport has its long-distance challenges.
Electronic Voting Systems - EXTended Range Base Receiver
Extended-Range Base Receiver covers a larger area and up to 2,000 voters.

Case Studies: How Others Use Electronic Voting Systems

Town Hall Meetings

Town of Uxbridge

Town of Uxbridge Logo Seal Black & White Learn about how an electronic voting system helps Town of Uxbridge in Massachusetts speed up the town meeting processes without trampling on citizens sensitivities.

Read the full case study here.

Town of Leicester

Town of Leicester
Town of Leicester

Town of Leicester has been using an electronic voting system to help their constituents get their business done in private, secure voting session.

Read the full case study here.

Church Elections

Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

Episcopal Diocese Philadelphia Logo Seal
Episcopal Diocese Philadelphia

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.

Read the full case study here.

Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh used Meridia electronic voting system to gather feedback from their constituents using 7,000  clickers across 329 interactive presentations in 8 weeks.

Read the full case study here.

Asynchronous, Self-Paced Electronic Voting Systems & Elections

Don’t have the time (or can’t) meet in person? Major pandemic keeping everyone at home, but you still need to hold your annual business meeting to vote on motions and resolutions and elect your officials?

Asynchronous voting systems like our CloudVOTE use a unique login information to identify each participant. Delegates can then go through the meeting presentation in “self-paced” mode, navigating from motion to motion, and voting along the way.

The system supports election slides with rules such as: “Pick your (1) candidate” or “Select up to three (3) candidates”, or “Must vote four (4) times, or your ballot will not be counted”.

Training Management System

Simple, easy-to-use DIY web interface runs in any modern browser – no apps to download and install. Participants can use any device they own and know that their votes are secured and counted.

PowerPoint presentation is uploaded to CloudVOTE and with minimal setup/review can be ready in minutes to be activated as an election session.

Optionally, remote, virtually staffed operator can be available to help you navigate through the process and make sure that everything goes off without a hitch.

COMING SOON: Schedule your event and retrieve your reports (election results) later.

Wireless Voting Systems

Wireless voting systems are time-saving tools that allow groups to vote, elect and poll using audience response handsets and voting software. Motion, vote or question content can be authored in PowerPoint or through other media, giving moderators complete control of the voting content. Participants place their vote with response devices often referred to as “clickers”. The group’s responses are instantly collected by the electronic voting system, aggregated by the voting software and either displayed, repressed, or saved for future analysis.

Benefits of Wireless Voting Technology

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    Proprietary, secure, wireless electronic voting devices on a close-ended RF network.
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    Easy-to-use software that instantly collects, tabulates and displays the responses.
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    Vote anonymously by default, or choose to show how each attendee votes in real time. The voting screen can be customized to show 5 or 100s of voters.
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    The on-screen display becomes a permanent public record and reports can be exported during, or immediately after the session.
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    Application automatically calculates and records ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ vote (based on your customized majority rule) for quick and easy assessment.
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    Secured by limited range, proprietary communication protocol, and multiple layers of data checks built into the clickers and receiver.

Should I Rent?

There are many benefits to renting the audience response system from us – from lower initial investment to the in-and-out nature of rental. Determine the cost by using this simple formula: Number of Days x (Number of Keypads x Price per Keypad)

It’s generally wise to rent the voting equipment if you know you’re not going to need it multiple times per year, but we recommend that you hire us to do a job that’s larger than 500 keypads.

Benefits of Renting

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    Lower Initial Price
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    No Maintenance Cost
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    Pay Only for What You Use
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    Training Included

Should I Buy?

Buying your own electronic voting system is a wise choice if you’re going to use it more often. It’s worth investing your time into training and learning all the features, so you can use the system for variety of different events/sessions.

You’ll have a one-time cost of purchasing the clickers, receiver and shipping. You’ll also (most likely) spend more time training and learning about it in comparison to the rental situation, when your event comes and goes, but on the other hand, you’ll never need our on-site help to run an event.

Benefits of Buying

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    One-Time Cost
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    Free Training & Support
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    Receiver, Cables & Configuration Included
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    Flexibility to Use ARS Anytime

How Do You Want to Vote?

Dedicated Polling Devices

Electronic Voting Keypads

Radio Frequency (RF) keypads offer what the internet-based voting options can’t – they work independently, as a closed-loop system using a proprietary communications protocol to ensure security and integrity of the votes. This option requires a purchase of the dedicated “voting clickers.”

Self-Paced Voting

CloudVOTE Self-Paced Voting & Election Survey

Using iPads at your event, or from their own mobile devices or computers at home, your participants can go through the entire session, along with voting questions at their own pace. This option is relatively inexpensive, as the participants are using their own devices to vote.

Online Voting & Elections

CloudVOTE Online Voting Software

With CloudVOTE online voting system, you can specify a list of participants who can vote and require them to log into the voting session prior to answering any of the questions. The so-called “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) system allows you to avoid the expense of purchasing/renting dedicated electronic voting system.

TownVOTE council electronic voting system


TownVOTE is an easy-to-use electronic election software for council, parliamentary, or student senate elections. It features an adjustable name grid and indication of each of the Yes/No/Abstain votes in real time.

Summary of the ongoing vote is shown for everyone to see, providing clear view and complete transparency to your election and voting process. Reports consist of raw data in CSV format and actual, indisputable screenshots of what the voting grid looked like when polling was closed.

The voting grid adjusts to the actual number of voting members and can be enhanced by uploading photos of each voter.

TownVOTE allows for ad-hoc voting when no pre-set agenda, or topics are available, but it also lets the user pre-enter the questions and simply call them up in any order.

Finally, TownVOTE electronic voting software has a Speakers Queue feature, which lets the participants ‘raise a hand’ to speak For or Against any issue by putting their name on the speakers list.

Electronic Voting System
TownVOTE provides a visual record of every vote. Click for larger image.
TownVOTE - Vote Electronically
Voting grid dynamically adjusts to the actual number of voters.

Purchase Our Clickers

All Meridia wireless audience response clickers have dedicated Yes/No/Abstain buttons and display for enhanced vote confirmation increasing voters’ confidence in the system and clearly confirming their activity.

Choose your clicker based on battery life, size, display or range.

Coin-Cell Batteries
(6-12 mo life)
Coin-Cell Batteries
(6-12 mo life)
AAA Batteries
(up to 4 year life)
AAA Batteries
(up to 4 year life)
5 voting buttons
10 voting buttons
10 voting buttons
13 voting buttons