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Checking, Interpreting, and Publishing Results
Results are immediately available for view and download upon the end of an election. To review results, View your election and navigate to the Results section.
To download your results in a .CSV file to further organize or sort the results data in a common spreadsheet software, click on the 🠗 Raw Results CSV button. Each row in the file is a voter.
To download a certified results .PDF file with the entire summary of your results as it appears on the Results page, click the 🠗 Certified Results PDF button.
To give your Electors access to the Results, you can Publish election results to your Voting Website. You can always Unpublish election results at any time.
Once the electronic ballot has been cast by the voter, a printable receipt is provided to assure the voter that their votes have been recorded as intended.
If results are published, the results are then made available to the public on your Voting Website and anyone will be able to view the results summary and verify the results by downloading a file containing votes and receipt numbers.
This serves as a Voter-Verified Audit Trail (VVAT) - an independent verification system for voting machines designed to allow voters to verify that their vote was cast correctly, to detect possible election fraud or malfunction, and to provide a means to audit the stored electronic results.
This sample election for NOVA’s Board of Trustees has three winners, since three seats on the board are to be filled. Kelly Cruz, Victor Mathis, and Janie Owens were elected to the board as they received the three highest vote totals among all eligible candidates.
Your organization makes the final determination about interpreting results collected from the Voting System, and whether any additional steps or considerations are required (e.g. managing run-offs or breaking ties for plurality elections, or determing whether candidates accept their position(s) or if runner-ups are eligible for any position(s), or determining if a resolution or some item passes by a specific or arbitrary margin such as 66% approval, or 75% approval, etc.)
If you have additional advanced or specialty features on your account, such configurations may also trigger additional available reports.
Checking Comments (if applicable)
This sample election for NOVA’s Board of Trustees also contained an optional comments box question. Voter comments by default are anonymous and divorced from results. To review comments, View your election and to navigate to the Comments section.
To download your log in a .CSV file to further organize or sort the election activity log data in a common spreadsheet software, click on the 🠗 Comments CSV button.
Checking Election Log
The Election Log is an audit trail of all significant activity related to this election and is often used for auditing purposes. To review the log, View your election and to navigate to the Election Log section.
To download your log in a .CSV file to further organize or sort the election activity log data in a common spreadsheet software, click on the 🠗 Election Log CSV button.
Below are the most common Activities that may occur in an election.
- Created the election / Populated the election / Started the election / Ended the election
- Saved election details
- Added an elector / Imported list of electors / Edited an elector / Deleted an elector / Deleted all electors
- Added a question / Edited a question / Reordered questions / Deleted a question
- Sent an email blast / Scheduled an email blast / Cancelled an email blast
- Finalized the election
- Email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org / Email bounced from email@example.com
- Ballot opened / Ballot filled / Internet vote / Kiosk vote
- Published results / Un-published results
If you have additional advanced or specialty features on your account, such configurations may also trigger additional log items not listed above.