By using SBS’s cooperative election and ballot services, co-ops can achieve 97% voter satisfaction or higher.
Cooperatives can count on accurate and certified election results. Through the use of 24/7 monitoring, ongoing vulnerability assessments and other advanced security measures, both voter details and election data are kept safe.
SBS offers easy-to-use tools, such as embedded login links and single sign-on technology, to make it simple for voters to participate.
Additionally, data analytics tools offer cooperatives a chance to dive deeper into member voting information to help guide strategic organizational decisions.
Meanwhile, optional services like participation reminders enable cooperatives to spread the word and increase voter turnout. Video streaming also offers an effective way to engage voters on candidates and issues.
More than 29,000 U.S. cooperatives are the model for individuals helping each other in pursuit of a mutual goal. Member trust and transparency in decision-making are vital to any successful cooperative.
Member scrutiny, negative publicity and even lawsuits are the unfortunate result of a cooperative failing to provide clear, unbiased elections.
For over 30 years, SBS has acted as a trusted third party to guide successful, streamlined co-op elections – from food co-ops to electric cooperatives. We help ensure your members are as involved as possible with your election and we know how to increase voter participation. SBS is also an expert in maximizing election transparency, so members fully understand their cooperative is not involved in the outcome.