This is a way for your voters to confirm that they voted independently
- Simple confirmation of independent voting
- Individual labeling of the checkbox
- Multilingual configuration
Do your election regulations require your eligible voters to confirm that they voted independently? Then use our “Checkbox for voting independently” feature. This enables you to provide a sworn statement that eligible voters use to confirm that they acted independently before voting.
1. Book feature
Go to the feature section in the POLYAS Online Voting Manager and book the feature "Checkbox for voting independently" by clicking on the feature and then on “Add”. Then click on “To the setup” on the feature tile. You will now be taken to the setup modal dialog for the checkbox. You can also access the modal dialog from the project overview by clicking on the link next to “Confirmation”.
2. Set up the checkbox
Before you add your text for the sworn statement, you first determine at which step of the online voting procedure the checkbox should be displayed for voters to confirm. You can choose between the following options:
- In step 1: “Login”
- In step 2: “Greeting”
If you select the step “Login”, the checkbox is displayed to voters on the login page. The “Greeting” step is the first page that voters see immediately after logging in and before casting their vote. In both cases, voters cannot vote without confirming the checkbox.
Once you have made your selection, you can insert your explanatory text in the text field below. The text can be up to 1,000 characters (including spaces) long. Some HTML commands can be used to format your text. The following HTML tags can be set:
Note: HTML tags count towards the character limit.
3. Combination with the “Multilingualism” feature
If you use the "Multilingualism" feature for your election, the modal dialog for setting up the checkbox features a drop-down menu above the free text field for the explanatory text. Use this to select the other languages you have booked. You can then enter the sworn statement in the respective languages. The limit of 1,000 characters (including spaces) applies here too.
Caution: If no text has been entered for a particular language, your voters will automatically see the text for the default language.
4. Analysis after the election
As the election organizer, you can export the electoral roll during or after the election. This shows which of the eligible voters have ticked the checkbox. You can download the register from the Online Voting Manager by going to the “Eligible voters” tab and using the gear-wheel to go to the settings. Here you select “Export” and click on “Download file”. In your Excel table you will then find a column titled “Submit sworn statement”. The information stored there means the following:
- False = voter has not confirmed the checkbox
- True = voter has confirmed the checkbox