Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question: Will each ballot have its own url?
Answer: Yes, each ballot will have its own url.
 
Question: How many races can you put on a ballot?
Answer: As many as needed; there is not a limit.
 
Question: Can an amendment question be included on the ballot?
Answer: Yes, an amendment question can be included on the ballot.
 
Question: Can survey type questions be included on the ballot?
Answer: Yes, survey type questions can be included on the ballot.
 
Question: Can the ballot be printed?
Answer: Yes, the ballot can be saved as a pdf and then printed off.
 
Question: Can the results be printed?
Answer: Yes, the results can be saved as a pdf or excel file and then printed off.
 
Question: Will the affiliate administrators be able to view other affiliates’ ballots?
Answer: No, each administrator will only be able to view his or her ballot(s).
 
Question: Can pictures be uploaded onto the ballot?
Answer: Yes, pictures can be uploaded onto the ballot.  Pictures cannot be any larger than 50kb (kilobyte).
 
Question: Can affiliates upload school and teacher information from excel into the online voting system?
Answer: Yes, information can be uploaded from excel into the system. Once the school and teacher information has been entered, it will always be there.
 
Question: Can the ballot be duplicated?
Answer: Yes, the ballot can be duplicated if needed.
 
Question: Is ballot accessible on smart phones?
Answer:  Yes, the ballot is accessible on some smart phones and tablets.
 
Question:  Does the ballot require a certain level of internet connections/computer operating system?
Answer:  No, the DoubleClick Democracy works on all internet connections.  It is light and fast.  The administrator portion may require java updates (free and easy to install).  The voting portal requires no java scripts and runs on all computer operating systems.
 
Question: Is the ballot English only?
Answer:  Currently, ballot items cannot be created in Spanish.  There are no plans to install a language translator, as they are not 100 percent reliable.
 
Question: Does the system require a unique voter identification number?
Answer: No, administrators can choose to use the unlock code function instead of the unique voter identification number.
 
Question: Can the system be used for other elections or contests?
Answer: Yes, DoubleClick Democracy can be used for student government elections, prom, poster contest, etc. 

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