Filter your voting results using analysis groups
- Simplified analysis of the voting results
- Easy configuration in the POLYAS Online Voting Manager
- Differentiated presentation of results for your eligible voters
1. Booking the feature “Analysis groups”
The “Analysis groups” feature allows you to filter the results of your Live Voting according to predefined groups and to display them as groups. This makes it easier to evaluate the results of your voting. You can, for example, categorize your voters according to gender, age group, membership, or affiliation. After the voting, you receive the overall result and the partial results as differentiated by your analysis groups.
To book the feature, please contact the POLYAS Support team or your Election Manager stating your project identifier (email@example.com).
Note: This feature is available for Online Voting and for Live Voting.
Feature tile "Analysis groups" captured in a live voting project. The view in an Online Voting project may differ.
2. Adding analysis groups
In the POLYAS Online Voting Manager, switch to the tab “Eligible voters” and go to “Analysis groups”: You can add your analysis groups here. Click in the “New analysis group” field and enter the desired name for the group. Then click “Add”. The analysis groups you have added then appear in the table below. To delete an analysis group, click on the trash-can icon to the right of the group.
Note: Each eligible voter can be assigned to any number of analysis groups. To do this, fill out the “Analysis groups” column with the names of the analysis groups separated by commas.
A maximum of 20 analysis groups can be used in total, as the results cannot be subdivided into more than 20 partial results.
Add new analysis group in Live Voting. The view in online voting may differ minimally.
3. Adding the register of voters
Now switch to “Attributes” and, under “Add new attribute”, select the “Analysis groups” attribute and click on “Add”. Your register of voters now has a new column titled “Analysis groups”. In the same way you add appropriate attributes for all of the information that your register should contain (e.g. surname, first name ...).
With this done, you can fill in your register of voters manually or upload it as an Excel file.
Add a new attribute in Live Voting - the display in Online Voting may differ.
Our Excel template helps you to create your register of voters in Excel. You will find it in the POLYAS Online Voting Manager under the settings for your register of voters under "Import" in the blue information box. In the Excel table, be sure to have a column for each attribute used, if possible with the name of the attribute in the header, and fill out the fields. Create an extra column for the analysis groups and fill this with the identifier of the analysis group(s) that the respective voter should belong to. Then upload the register using the “Import” tab.
Then assign the columns to the appropriate attribute and click “Save”.
Example of a register of voters inLive Voting with analysis groups.
4. Collecting voting results with analysis groups
After each round of voting with Live Voting, you can view the results and display them to your voters. To do this, click on a completed vote. Under “Results” you can view the turnout and the how the votes are distributed. On the right you will find a slider icon. Click here to display the results in a different form. This allows you to define base values, statistical values or majorities. Next to the slider symbol, you’ll also find a filter symbol: you can use this to define how the results are sorted.
Next to the “Overall result”, you’ll find icons that let you choose between a table or bar chart view. In addition to the overall result, you can also display the results for your analysis groups here. To do this, tick the box next to “Analysis groups” and select the groups in the drop-down menu that you’d like to see the results for.
Collecting voting results with analysis groups
POLYAS Tip: if you’ve already opted for our “Advanced result configuration” feature, you’ll be able to view the results of the analysis groups as a doughnut chart.
The results are sorted by:
- Overall result
- Group 1
- Group 2
Note: to change the order of the groups in the result display, select the group you want to have displayed at the top. Proceed in the same way with the next analysis group following the order of your chosen display.
Click "Show results" to see the election results to your voters. Read more about this here >
Display results sorted by evaluation groups in Live Voting.
If you use analysis groups for your online vote, you can download your election result in the POLYAS Online Voting Manager after the vote has been completed. You will then receive the overall result as well as the result broken down by analysis groups.