Survey & Ballot Systems Offers Premier Voting Software and Services

Election Management Solutions

Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) offers a wide range of customizable voting solutions for in-person, virtual, and hybrid elections. Specializing in election management, we work with cooperatives, credit unions, associations,  unions, clubs, mutual insurance and more to provide dependable and secure voting systems. We provide excellent full-service customer support throughout the entire election process, as well as in-depth reporting capabilities.

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Fully Managed Voting Services

Our full-service voting system provides comprehensive election management for any size voter pool. With our team running your election, you gain a completely custom solution according to your organization’s goals and bylaws.

This solution is for organizations needing a voting method that supports their complex election requirements. SBS manages elections with one or multiple voting methods, including:

Our fully managed election service is flexible. Rely on one or multiple voting types, and enjoy additional support from our team, such as reminder emails for your upcoming election, QR codes for fast voting and integrations with single sign-on. End-to-end encryption and Section 508 compliance keep voting data secure.

No matter where or how you vote, SBS can make it happen.

Unparalleled Election Security Standards

When selecting an election vendor, it is crucial to choose one with a well-established and certified history of handling cybersecurity. This will provide reassurance that your election and data remain safeguarded against tampering. It is essential to familiarize yourself with your vendor’s procedures and security protocols at every stage of the process. Survey & Ballot Systems offers online voting security services that guarantee the utmost level of security and transparency to protect the integrity of your election.

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Get To Know Survey & Ballot Systems

Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) has been setting the standard in election management since 1990. We connect associations, cooperatives, credit unions, and other member-based organizations with their constituents through online, paper and combination elections, as well as surveys.

Located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, SBS offers world-class security, fantastic customer support and service, and a proven process used in over 850 elections every year.

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Meet The Team

Located just outside of Minneapolis lies the headquarters of Survey & Ballot Systems. Our 20,000 square feet facility stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to rigorous security standards. With a dedicated team of around 50 employees, our goal is to ensure customer satisfaction and create innovative election solutions.

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DIY Voting Software

Our do-it-yourself (DIY) election management software empowers you to customize digital elections with a streamlined, user-friendly interface. This solution is ideal for organizations with 5,000 voters or fewer that need a secure, manageable solution.

With our DIY voting software, you can choose between the following:

  • Self-managed: Your organization will manage every aspect of your election with limited support from SBS. You can set up your election on your own and customize your election site with candidate bios and photos.
  • Fully managed: You will work with the Survey & Ballot Systems team to create distance between you and your election. This simplified, fully managed option can include paper ballots in addition to online and mobile votes. We will handle your election site, send voting reminders, deliver final results and provide extensive support.
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Real-Time Voting Software

Our real-time voting software is a web-based voting system that supports your organization during live voting. This Software as a Service (SaaS) allows organizations to host voting events in secure, virtual environments. Attendees can easily participate in critical discussions and cast their votes in important elections no matter where they are — from board rooms to work-from-home spaces around the globe.

Our flexible live voting software engages in-person and virtual attendees to encourage voter participation. Attendees access elections via a unique link sent by an admin, allowing them to participate, discuss, and vote in a user-friendly virtual environment. To ensure security and voting integrity, our real-time voting software is credential-based and employs TLS encryption.

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Nominations and Petitions

Our election management services include a nomination platform to help your organization build a list of candidates for your next election. Our online software can manage hundreds of nomination applications and data, including collecting photos, bios, resumes and more to make it easier for your organization to manage your election process. The SBS support team will set up the digital nomination platform any way you need.

This solution includes a web-based progress tracker so you can view all the nominees and their application progress in real time. Nominees will have the flexibility to apply on their own time using a convenient web portal, making it easier for candidates to join the ballot. Once you’ve developed your candidate list, you’re ready to employ one of our online voting solutions for your election.

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Success Stories

For over 30 years SBS has been customizing thousands of election and survey projects for member organizations. Here are just a few of the success stories from across the industries we serve.

Minnesota Nurses Association
Summary The Minnesota Nurses Association needed a voting platform to help facilitate more secure and efficient Board meetings and votes.…
Simplifying the Complex: CHS Inc. is owned by farmers, ranchers, cooperatives and preferred shareholders from the Great Lakes to the…
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Summary Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of the U.S.’s leading agribusiness companies, made the decision to convert is 2021 Annual Meeting…
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About Iron Workers: The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, AFL-CIO (IW), is a proud…
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Summary When the pandemic stopped in-person voting at their annual meeting, NRTC needed a solution that would match, and hopefully…
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"(SBS) staff is well organized, quick to respond, always has solutions for our ideas and works quickly to resolve obstacles…

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Are you ready to improve your election solutions with top-notch services from SBS? Fill out our contact information to the right or call 1-800-974-8099 today to speak to an SBS election expert.