Nominators can submit candidates online
- Submission of nominations now also online
- Different types of nominations
- Pause nomination at any time
With the POLYAS Nomination Platform, your nominators can nominate their candidate for a position or a committee from anywhere in the world. Submitting a nomination online takes just a few minutes. Find out here how an online nomination works with POLYAS.
Login to the Nomination Platform
Your nominators will receive their login data for the nomination along with their voter invitation, usually by e-mail. As soon as the nomination period has started, they simply click on the “To the Nomination Platform” button to go to the start page of your nomination. Here they login using the credentials from their e-mail—user ID and password—and they arrive at the first page of the nomination. Here they are welcomed and the process of the nomination is explained. Nominators click on the green button “Proceed to nomination” to get to the nominations.
You now see the nominations set up for your election. There are three types of nominations:
- Self-nomination: Here, your nominators have the opportunity to nominate themselves for a position or a committee.
- Nomination by another: Nominators can propose another person for an office or committee.
- List nomination: This is for nominators to submit candidate proposals for the list election of a committee. The number of candidates will have been set beforehand.
Depending on the type of nomination, your nominators must provide different information in order to submit a nomination:
If the nominator wishes to propose themselves for the given office, he or she clicks the checkbox in front of “I am nominating myself”. A green tick will appear in the field. There is also the option to name a substitute. This is set by the election officer when the election is prepared. If you do not wish to nominate yourself, the field remains empty.
Nomination by another
In order to nominate someone else, your nominators must first tick the box in front of “I submit the following nomination”. A green tick appears here, too. After that, information on the nominated person can be entered into the table that follows. The election officer decides which information is required here when setting up the nomination. However, at least the first name and surname of the person must be entered here. The nominators enter these into the free text field in the table. If you do not wish to nominate another person here, leave the upper checkbox empty.
With list nominations too, nominators wishing to propose a candidate must first tick the field above to submit the nomination. In the table that follows, it is possible to make the nomination and to enter the name of the list. The minimum and maximum numbers of candidates to be nominated is mentioned in the text of the nomination. Analogous to self-nomination and the naming of a substitute, list nomination optionally requires the naming of a list manager. This is also determined in advance by the election officer. The designation of a list manager can be optional or compulsory.
► Note: Compulsory entries are marked with a * symbol.
Once the nominators have made their choice, they click on the green button “Check nomination” at the bottom right of the nomination. Now you have the opportunity to check your vote again. If a cross was accidentally placed in the wrong place or the wrong name was entered, the “Correct” button is available at the bottom left. A click takes you back to the nomination page, where you can correct the information.
If all the information is correct, click on “Check nomination” again and then on “Submit nomination”. The nominations will be sent now.
Nominators can export their nominations as a PDF file or even withdraw their nomination.
► Note: Nominators can interrupt the nomination at any time. Entries are not saved. A nomination only becomes binding once it has been sent. Before this, or if the nomination is withdrawn, any nominator can log in again using their access data and carry out the nomination from the beginning.