DirectVote helps you create a voting plan closely aligned with your organization’s specific goals and requirements. Whether you need ballot filtering or preferential voting options, DirectVote can be customized to fit many different election scenarios. It performs all essential steps, including ballot design, distribution, tabulation and reporting.
Your customized voting solution is only as good as the technology that supports and secures it. DirectVote draws upon an enterprise-grade data center outfitted with the physical hardware and networking capacity needed to power a dependable voting service. The robust .NET framework also protects your voting websites from potential online and offline threats. Everyone at your organization will be able to trust the safety of your elections and their member data when using our ballot solutions.
With DirectVote, you can ensure compliance with Section 508 of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which requires voting information to be accessible to those with disabilities. Plus, the comprehensive and detailed reporting options in DirectVote give you an auditable process that guarantees the integrity of your election results. TLS encryption also safeguards all online voting results for further peace of mind.
As you navigate DirectVote, a dedicated SBS Client Service Representative is available to serve as your main point of contact. Our team is always there to offer the advice and troubleshooting you need to run the smoothest possible elections.
When we say DirectVote is your full-service solution, we mean it. Different organizations have different audiences with different voting preferences. DirectVote is an advanced, flexible tool that works for your unique voting requirements. With DirectVote, there’s no limit to how many voters you have or how many voting methods you choose to use.
Online elections provide easier, more convenient voting methods for organizations who rely on online devices as a form of communication to engage their members from a distance.
Onsite elections play an important role in many organizations’ annual meetings, providing members with another easy, direct way to cast their votes.
Hybrid elections give voters multiple options to vote either by mail, online, onsite or by phone, increasing convenience and participation by offering flexibility within your election process.
Mobile phone voting systems (touch-tone telephone voting, or TTV) allow organizations to use mobile phones or landlines to dial in and use automated responses to cast their votes. We also offer a QR code voting system option, which creates an online and mail-in voting hybrid system. QR codes can be printed on ballots, proxies, or letter signs which will maximize exposure. Then, voters can scan the code with their phones and be brought to your election website.
Mailed ballots is a time-tested process that ensures you are reaching all demographics of your membership without distancing those less comfortable with online options.