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School Board Voting

School Board Voting Systems are used at board meetings where resolutions, bylaws, and amendments need to be debated and passed.

School Boards and School Board Associations use Our EZ-VOTE audience response keypads and TownVOTE electronic voting software to provide complete vote transparency and increase accountability of the school board government officials.

Skip the manual vote-counting process altogether – with TownVOTE, every vote is counted and the vote is ‘called’ automatically based on the required quantum of votes.

Voting Grid with Delayed Subtotals
Voting Grid with Delayed Individual Results and Delayed Subtotals

“Your TownVOTE system has been a game-changer for us. We used to have multiple 1.5hour-long meetings to vote on candidates, or approve change of rules. Now, we’re done in 40 minutes, including the discussion.”

— Kelly Alvarez, University of Texas, Austin

School Board Voting

School Board Association Voting

Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)

IL Association of School Boards

Unified School District Antigo Logo

Unified School District Antigo

Garland Independent School District Logo

Garland Independent School District

Richmond County School Board Logo

Richmond County School Board

St. Martin Parish School Board Logo

St. Martin Parish School Board

Broward County, FL School Board Logo

Broward County, FL School Board

Brandon School Division Outline Logo

Brandon School Division, MB Canada

Loudoun County Public Schools Logo

Loudoun County Public Schools

Bridgeport Public Schools

Bridgeport Public Schools Board

San Juan Unified School District

San Juan Unified School District

How do School Boards use TownVOTE?

Loudoun County Public Schools is using TownVOTE to vote confidentially until the voting window is closed and the results are shown.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) School Board Voting in Progress
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) School Board Voting in Progress. Click for larger image.
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) School Board Voting Closed
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) School Board Voting Closed. Click for larger image.
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What Can TownVOTE Do for You?

TownVOTE is a simple, yet powerful electronic election software for your senate, council, and student organization meetings and events. It features an adjustable-size voting grid with Visual Vote Confirmation, so you and your fellow voters know that their votes have been counted.

Article/Motion summary as well as the Pass/Fail status of each vote is shown for everyone to see, providing clear view and complete transparency to your voting process. Reports consist of raw data in Excel format and actual, indisputable screenshots of what the voting grid looked like when polling was closed.

You have full control over whether to show voters’ names, or keep everything anonymous; whether to show the vote’s progress in real-time, or only at the end of the vote to prevent ‘herd mentality‘.

Users can pre-enter the questions based on the their voting agenda and simply call them up in the order they were entered, or easily skip around in any order that becomes necessary.

If a motion is entered from the floor, or an amendment needs to be entered ad-hoc, just duplicate any existing topic or enter a new one in just two clicks and go right back to voting.

Anonymous Voting - No Grid Motion Passed
Show just the summary of the Motion, Subtotals and Totals and an instant Pass/Fail status after the vote is closed.
TownVOTE Anonymous Visual Vote Confirmation With Subtotals
Anonymous voting grid with subtotals
Pre-Vote Screen During Debate - Minute-Taking, Electronic Speakers Queue, Speaker Timer
Pre-Vote Screen During Debate - Minute-Taking, Electronic Speakers Queue, Speaker Timer
Pre-Vote Screen - After Debate, Voice Vote Passed
Pre-Vote Screen After Debate - Record a Voice/Hand Vote

Bring order to your debate – your board members can ‘raise a hand’ and register to speak For or Against the motion in our Speakers Queue.

TownVOTE voting app enables near-instant vote confirmation for each participant, and can delay the results until the vote is closed to prevent ‘herd mentality’, or ‘herd voting’.

Alternatively, you can provide immediate, feedback on how each voter responded and/or show the total of Yes and No answers in real time.

TownVOTE requires the operator to create or import a Participant List that ensures that only the registered/allowed participants can cast their vote.

Topics (motions, resolutions) can be pre-defined (entered ahead of time) or entered ad-hoc, as the amendments come up for discussion during the debate.

To schedule a demonstration, or request a quote for the audience response clickers, just click the button below:

Pre-Vote Screen During Debate - Minute-Taking, Electronic Speakers Queue, Speaker Timer
Pre-Vote Screen During Debate - Minute-Taking, Electronic Speakers Queue, Speaker Timer

School Board/School Board Association Voting Features

  • Instant Voting Record
  • Recording Voice/Hand Votes
  • Speakers Queue/Timer
  • Recording Minutes
  • Debates
  • Administrative Voting
  • Issue-Centric Summits
  • Annual Events
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

Electronic Voting Keypads

Meridia offers four types of electronic voting keypads. With each of them, the participants can respond to your motions, amendments or any other interaction with a simple push of a button, and get a clear vote confirmation each time.
Depending on your needs and budget, you can decide based on size, battery life, or the size of the display and many other factors.
You can even customize them to match your brand, school colors, or company mascot.

In the News:

Illinois Association of School Boards utilized electronic voting for the first time during their Joint Annual Conference late last year, where they used Meridia’s keypads and TownVOTE software to count the votes of over 400 participants. 

IASB Conference Voting Clicker

Meeting & Voting Security Best Practices

Everyone involved in a town meeting, from the participants to the organizers need to do their part in ensuring that the voting is secure, accountable and accurate.

Meridia provides a highly secure, offline, close-circuit, short-range system that can be configured to your needs and defaults to a Visual Vote Confirmation for absolute vote integrity. As a meeting organizer, you need to make sure that the vote happens in a secure environment.

Visit our Electronic Voting Security page for full details. Here are a few highlights on how to make the meeting and especially the voting as secure as possible.

  • Proprietary Radio Frequency (RF) protocol with multiple layers of security checks, like detection of channel interference.

  • The close-circuit nature of the 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.

  • Many voting screen configuration options, including Vote Confirmation Grid, Anonymous - No Grid, and combination thereof.

  • Control the movement of voters in and out of the voting area. Collect keypads when they leave.

  • Secure the perimeter of the voting area. Make sure no unauthorized persons are in it.

  • Distribute keypads from a controlled location. Secure the remaining/undistributed keypads to prevent theft.

  • Make sure your computer running the Meridia software is up-to-date and secure.

  • Test the system before each meeting. Use one or two test questions to teach the audience how to use it.

  • Set up a Visual Vote Confirmation screen to allow the audience to audit their votes.

We recommend that you create a Checklist of things you need to do before each meeting and that you designate staff that will be responsible for each element/task. You can base your version of the Checklist on ours – find it in the Knowledge Base.