7 Reporting Terms to Understand When Reviewing Final Results [Video]
Knowing the correct election results terms and what they actually mean can make a world of difference when you’re analyzing how your members voted.
That’s why we put together a list of the 7 most important reporting terms to understand when reviewing your final results. How many do you recognize?
Total Valid Ballots are the total number of web and/or mail ballots deemed valid.
Total Unexercised are the total number of web and/or mail ballots left blank, meaning no votes were cast, for that particular office.
Total Invalid are the total mail ballots that over voted for that office. For example, a voter chose two candidates when asked to vote only for one.
Total Ballots Cast are the number of total valid, invalid and unexercised ballots.
Eligible Voters are the total number of voters in the election.
Blank Ballots Cast are the total number of voters that submitted a ballot for one or more candidate, but NOT for a candidate in that office.
Valid Ballots Cast are the total number of voters who selected an option in that office.
If you got all 7 correct, congratulations! Missed a few, or would like one of our election experts to outline a reporting package that meets all of your requirements? Contact us at www.SurveyAndBallotSystems.com or call our toll-free number at 1-800-974-8099.
Since joining SBS in 2011, Tony has led company communications, branding, and product launches, maintaining SBS as the go-to for governance solutions. He regularly hosts educational webinars and speaks at national trade association events across the United States. Tony’s expertise has earned him media recognition, with features in outlets like Rural Electric Magazine, The Association Adviser podcast, Associations Now, and NBC’s King 5 Mornings in Seattle.