Give your voters a better overview while they vote
- Clarity for elections with several ballot papers
- Quick setup in the POLYAS Online Voting Manager
- Ideal orientation for your voters during the online voting
In complex elections with large numbers of ballot papers, it can be difficult for voters to find their way when casting their votes. With the “Table of contents in the ballot” feature, you can insert a table of contents above the ballot papers and give your voters a way to orientate themselves and find the desired ballot paper.
1. Book the feature and set it up
In the POLYAS Online Voting Manager, go to your election project and, in the Features section, click the feature “Table of contents in the ballot”. Book this by clicking on “Add”.
In order for your table of contents to display correctly, each of your ballot papers needs a title. Enter this in the “Ballot paper” section. Each title is listed as a single item in the table of contents. Think of a relevant name for the title and number your ballot papers if necessary. You can also consider sorting the ballot papers:
- according to the subject of the vote
- according to eligible voter groups
You can sort the ballot papers in the side menu. The way they are ordered is also used for the table of contents.
2. Conduct test voting
In order to test whether your table of contents is displayed correctly, you can carry out a test election before the productive election. Click the POLYAS Online Voting Manager at the bottom right using the “Test” button. Enter the e-mail address(es) of your test person(s) and start the test voting.
In the test election you will see the table of contents above your ballot papers. Click on the title of the first ballot paper and the full table of contents will open in the drop-down menu. Click on any entry and you will automatically be taken to this ballot paper. If you notice errors in the spelling or sorting of your ballot papers in the table of contents, you can correct this in the POLYAS Online Voting Manager.