Stow is a Go on Multi Room Voting

stow town hall

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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The Necessity of Virtual Voting in the Time of COVID-19

VA Farm Bureau Logo

Holding a virtual election isn’t always easy. For an electoral assembly met with COVID-19 restrictions, such as the Virginia Farm Bureau, amending the voting process presents several unique challenges. Instead of meeting for three days as a single group of 200 members, they decided to split up to 14 different locations around their state and vote electronically. This is how they did it…

Public Voting at a Town Meeting During COVID-19

Wenham Sign

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

Contactless Drive In Voting Sterling Massachusetts

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

Leicester Town Meeting

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

Episcopal Cathedral 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. “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

Voting Slide Sample - Voted

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.

Taming the Vote at Town Meeting

Town of Uxbridge, MA replaced its tradition of colored cards with an electronic voting system that enabled residents to vote immediately and anonymously.

The Town Meeting Vote in the 21st Century

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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