Over 175 Cooperatives Served

Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) is proud to announce over 175 telephone, food, and electric cooperatives have partnered with SBS to utilize our innovative technology to streamline and modernize their nomination and election process.

With a growing number of satisfied cooperative clients, SBS is excited to bring even more evolution, growth and development in the coming years. As we look to the future, we’re confident that our vast array of products will continue to serve as the industry-leading nominations, virtual meeting voting, and election solutions.

Our technology solutions are designed to help cooperatives easily navigate an ever-changing landscape of managing governance and allow them to focus on serving their members.


When a member is considering becoming a candidate, it’s vital to make it as easy as possible for them to throw their hat into the ring. Having to fill out reams of paper forms and pay to mail them, bring them in person or, even fax them back is a time-consuming requirement. Often times, even the most dedicated members don’t make it through the process.

Cooperatives can make it simple for interested members to declare their candidacy. With DirectNominations, someone can easily self-register online, anywhere, any time. They can stop at any point in the application, save their work and come back to it later.

And, rather than having to manually collect and sort through applications, your cooperative can administer everything through the DirectNominations application – sending completion reminders to potential candidates, reviewing submissions and more.

Quick, easy and efficient – that’s how you want members to view your nominations process.


It’s a digital world, and with many meetings taking place online, cooperatives are seeking ways for board members to vote securely and confidentially in real-time during virtual meetings.

Using DirectVoteLive, participants simply sign-in and can begin voting during live meetings. Meeting hosts can take immediate roll call, begin and end meetings and open and close voting for action items. Board members can read, review meeting action items from anywhere on any device. And it all takes place in a secure environment, so no unauthorized access can occur. Every DirectVoteLive plan comes with a free 30-day trial and can be cancelled at any time.

More than 175 cooperatives rely upon SBS to increase member satisfaction, improve elections and make their nominations, boards and committee more powerful and effective – will your co-op be next?