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 election hash (email@example.com).
2. Adding analysis groups
In the POLYAS Online Voting Manager, switch to the “Eligible voters” tab and use the gear-wheel icon to navigate to the settings. Then 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.
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.
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”.
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. You can choose between a table or a bar chart. In addition to the overall result, you can also select your analysis groups here. The results are sorted by:
- Overall result
- Group 1
- Group 2
Note: To change the order in which the results are displayed, select the group that you wish to display at the top. Proceed in this way with the next analysis group or the overall result to set the desired order.
Click "Show results" to see the election results to your voters. Read more about this here >