How to Vote in a Virtual Voting Annual General Meeting

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As you know by now, in-person events are off the calendar for at least the remainder of the year, if not longer. However, your member organization can’t put off your annual general meeting indefinitely.

As member organizations continue to adapt to new ways of doing business, many are adopting new tools to help make their digital meetings and events feel more like annual meetings of the past.

Online meeting software such as GoToMeeting, Skype, Google Hangouts, WebEx, and Zoom allow members to to interact with your organization digitally. Video conferencing software also enables you to have multiple presentations, interviews, Q&A sessions and even a fun raffle while providing access to as many members as possible.

But, while several online meeting software products offer free polling or survey functions, none of those work for live, real-time voting that is secure and official.

That’s where DirectVoteLive comes in.

DirectVoteLive works with your favorite online meeting software and is built for real-time voting. Meeting administrators can insert customized pre-set motions before your meeting and quickly and easily add new motions as they arise during the meeting. Other applications will only allow pre-set questions that cannot be changed.

Whether or not your organization’s in-person annual meeting was open to the public in the past, members of the general public certainly were not allowed to vote. Your virtual annual meeting should have the same level of security and access. So, when it’s time for your members to join in and vote on motions, they can only do so using personalized logins delivered to their inbox.

Your administrators can even verify attendance from the meeting dashboard. This can also help ensure a quorum and that only members are participating in the vote.

Think DirectVoteLive might be right for your member organization? Start your free trial today and discover the voting solution for your next virtual annual meeting.