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.
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.
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.