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Elections

Elections

The elections add-on enables you to hold online elections.

How to Install the Election Add-On

Click here for information on Installing Add-Ons.


How to Add an Election to a web page

When you are on the web page where you would like the election to appear and are logged on as an Administrator, you will select the EDIT option from the menu. Next, click the paper/pencil icon. This will take you to the Edit record for your page, shown below:

On this screen put your cursor in the Copy box, click on the Add-on drop down menu and select Election Ballot. An image with the Contensive logo will appear in the Copy Box. Click OK at the top of the page to save the election to your webpage.

After you click OK, you will return to the webpage with the election, where you will see the following:

From this screen you will see the links to manage the election. The links allow you to select which election to include on this page, add or edit the election, add or modify positions in the election, add or change candidate information, and view election results.

Selecting an Election

Click on the drop down menu under "Select an election" to specify which election will be displayed on the current page.

Adding/Editing an Election

To edit an election, click on the paper/pencil icon by"Edit this election". This will open up an election record, where you can change the election name, start date, end date and Thank You messages displayed after someone has voted. Click OK when you are done to save changes. To add a new election, click SAVE+ADD, which opens up a new election record where you can add all necessary information.

Adding/Editing Election Offices

To edit an election office, click on the paper/pencil icon by"Add or modify election offices". This will open up a list of all election offices (such as President or Vice President) currently available. Click on the paper/pencil icon next to one to change the office name or voting instructions. Click OK when you are done to save your changes. If you need to add a new office, click on the ADD button while all the election offices are displayed. This will open up a blank record where you can add all necessary information for the new office.

Adding/Editing Candidates

To edit the candidates running for office, click on the paper/pencil icon by"Add or modify election candidates". This will open up a list of all candidates who have run for office from all elections held on the website. Click on the paper/pencil icon next to one to change the candidate name, to select the election they are participating in, to select which office they are seeking, to enter their title, company or phone number, and to add a bio and photo. Click OK when you are done to save your changes. If you need to add a new office, click on the ADD button while the list of all candidates is displayed. This will open up a blank record where you can add all necessary information for the new office.

Viewing Election Results

To view the results of an election, click on Election Reports. This will take you to a screen where you can choose which election you want, and then when you click GET RESULTS, you will see a display for each office how many votes each candidate has received in the specified election.


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