School Board Voting System
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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.
School Board Voting
School Board Association Voting
IL Association of School Boards
Unified School District Antigo
Garland Independent School District
Richmond County School Board
St. Martin Parish School Board
Broward County, FL School Board
Brandon School Division, MB Canada
“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
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:
School Board/School Board Association Voting Features
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.
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.