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A blog on successful online voting, elections & surveys for member-based organizations.

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July 2016

How to Ensure an Effective Election

Posted by Kyle Brandt

Effective elections are a vital way to keep your member-based organization governed fairly. It is one of the few times you are able to get feedback from a Read More…

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20
July 2016

SBS Featured in Rural Electric Magazine

Posted by Kyle Brandt

This month’s publication of Rural Electric Magazine features several SBS clients discussing how they have been able to uphold a culture of strong governance even with changing memberships. Read More…

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18
July 2016

Why Are Elections So Important For Member Organizations?

Posted by Gina Westerhaus

The issues facing member organizations are seemingly endless – membership growth, board development, robust leadership, keeping up with technology and so much more. These pressing needs for your Read More…

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8
July 2016

SBS Gives Back – Mary’s Place

Posted by Kyle Brandt

Survey & Ballot Systems recently celebrated its birthday in June, and during that celebration we were able to look back on our 26 years in business as a Read More…

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22
June 2016

Looking to be an Innovative Cooperative? Focus on Elections

Posted by Gina Westerhaus

Cooperatives across the United States are under increasing pressure to prove that all members have access to unbiased elections. Coops that do not demonstrate proper governance practices face Read More…

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15
June 2016

How to Set Realistic Goals for Your Election

Posted by Kyle Brandt

When it comes to expectations for your election, it can be difficult to keep them realistic. For every member organization that optimistically overestimates their numbers, another organization underestimates Read More…

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11
May 2016

Do You Have An Accurate List of Member Emails?

Posted by Kyle Brandt

In any given day, you can read an article that trumpets, “Email is dead!” and a competing article that claims, “Email is thriving!” This can make it tough Read More…

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18
April 2016

Onsite Elections in Action

Posted by Kyle Brandt

Onsite elections play an important role in many organizations’ annual meetings, providing members with another easy way to cast their votes. Often we’ll get asked how an onsite Read More…

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6
April 2016

Specialty Votes and How to Handle Them

Posted by Kyle Brandt

Election planning, set-up, voting, ballot counting and certification – although no two votes are the same, many elections are run in a very similar fashion. Sometimes, however, circumstances Read More…

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22
March 2016

The Dangers of Uncontested Elections

Posted by Kyle Brandt

It’s election time again for your member organization. Only one name appears on the ballot next to each open position and they’re the same names that have appeared Read More…

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