Meridia was called on by the NAACP to provide an electronic voting system for 3,500 delegates at their July 14-20th 2022 Annual Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. This year, in their first in-person meeting since 2019, for the first time in their 113-year history, NAACP chose to move away from voice and paper voting.
The Churches of God Eastern Regional Conference had used paper ballots for many years before switching to Meridia’s TownVOTE electronic voting system in April 2022. During this meeting, the conference used electronic voting for the first time to vote on new council members, as well as a large vote for a delegation of people they plan to send to their national conference.
The democratic process can be found in organizations large and small, and nowhere is this more true than the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, where the organization conducted two types of votes to elect their president and select grant funding with the help of TownVOTE electronic voting software and keypads.
Yale University’s CELI summit started working with Meridia in 2020 when they purchased 300 keypads for use in their quarterly meetings. Since then, we’ve created custom-filtered Powerpoint slides that audience members can interact and vote on, as well as elegant, custom Yale-themed membrane for the keypads.
In their new faced-paced segment, WeTweet, Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show teamed up with Meridia to engage their audience with custom EZ-VOTE keypads. With three simple options, “Yes, No, or Abstain,” and the ability to count votes automatically, the system was a breeze to use for Jimmy and everyone involved.
Meridia’s software and hardware serves a wide array of public – including those with visual impairment. For those who have color-blindness, are hard-of-seeing or legally blind, voting on important issues in their community can be difficult using electronic devices.
We have worked with our clients and developed a keypad that not only gives the user haptic feedback they need in order to know whether they are pushing an actual button, but also provides a Braille symbol for Yes, No, and Abstain vote. Plus, it makes a sound when you push the button, so you know you voted.
We are lowering the price of our CloudVOTE Maintenance Plan. Say hello to two new plans- Business and Government & Non-Profit. The price has been lowered to $695/year for Business and $495/year for Gov’t & Non-Profit. As always, you only have to pay for your Meridia voting clickers once – but the Maintenance Plan keeps your software up-to-date and support flowing.
When the Live! Casino & Hotel came to us with a request to use the clickers as a method to play a cutthroat, “Winner Takes All” game at their property in Philly, we didn’t hesitate for a minute. The first game took place on November 20, 2021 and the second on February 19, 2022.
With each successive round promising a higher cash prize at the risk of going home with nothing, the stakes were high as the entire game was controlled through Meridia’s voting software and keypads.