ARS Keypads Keep Focus Groups Focused

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Focus group research can be a blessing and a curse for both the companies that seek the insights and for those who conduct the research. The findings can mean the difference between product launch success and failure, so it’s crucial to put the right questions to the right people and to capture unbiased answers—and that’s often harder than it sounds.

VA Farm Bureau Grows Itself a Better Meeting Voting System

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VA Farm Bureau had their online/virtual meeting all planned out when their requirements changed and suddenly, they had to connect multiple different locations in a way that they can all vote remotely, and yet, as if they were all sitting in the same room.

Simplifying a Massive Outdoor Voting Session for the NH House of Representatives

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The New Hampshire House of Representatives’ 2021 meeting was hardly a conventional one. In an effort to reduce person-to-person contact, representatives opted for a drive-in outdoor voting session from the comfort of their own cars.

What is Ranked Choice Voting?

Preferential Ranked-Choice Voting

Maine has implemented ranked choice voting for both its federal and state elections. Localities in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and half a dozen other states have adopted it for municipal elections. But what is ranked choice voting?

Straight vs. Cumulative Voting

Straight vs Cumulative Voting

One question that frequently challenges the cooperative principles that should be guiding a housing cooperative is the question of cumulative voting vs. straight voting. Both cumulative voting and straight voting are accepted ways to conduct the nomination and election of board members, but the different outcomes they produce could result in different people becoming involved in the management of a cooperative.

Streamlining decision-making in co-op housing votes

Co-Op Voting & Elections

How can an online voting system or electronic voting system help a housing cooperative? Every co-op board runs into voting situations that are nuanced and that’s where the electronic voting provides anonymity, transparency, speed and permanent record needed to make the right decisions.

Giving a voice to those who are silent

Anonymous Feedback

Reticence. It’s a fancy word that means a “reluctance to speak about something” and reticence is often the last thing that a board wants to encounter when asking voters to speak their minds.

Marking down the markup votes

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“Laws are like sausages,” is it said. “Best not to see them being made.”
While that may be true for most people, if you’re a member of a conference committee or a subcommittee charged with creating laws, you need to pay close attention to how those laws are made.

Capturing the Vote in your Co-Op

Co-Op Voting & Elections

All cooperatives have at their core the same fundamental principles: The cooperative—or co-op—is owned and managed by its members, all of whom share in the profits or benefits of the co-op itself.

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