Choice Voting Documentation

Getting Started – First Steps

A simple guide to setting up your first election

Getting started – First Steps

Choice Voting is designed with simplicity in mind, and consists of a few simple steps to getting your election launched and collecting votes.

Most elections consist of the following elements

  1. A single or multiple positions

  2. Candidates

  3. Voters

An Election may also consist of

  1. Both positions and resolutions/motions

The basics of setting up any election can be completed in a few steps consisting of

  1. Create a new election: Click the "add new election" button on your main dashboard and complete the required details

  2. Add your positions: Add your required positions to your election, you can add as many as you require. (how to create a position)

  3. Add candidates to your positions: Whilst creating a position you can move to the candidates tab and add the candidates to the created position, or you can do this later by navigating to Candidates and clicking "Add Candidate". (How to add candidates)

  4. Add voters: Voters can be added one by one, or by uploading a CSV or XLS file containing voter information. (How to import voters)

  5. Check the election functions as expected: Using the built in preview option allows you to interact with your election as a "voter" would. This is perfect for testing you have a good setup.

  6. Launch the election: Once everything is checked and working as expected you can launch your election.

Note: There are additional settings these can be found in the "Settings" menu, most are optional but you may wish to review them before launching.

Watch the following demos in order for the ideal setup steps

Now that you have an election created, we can begin to add positions to this election

Now we have positions in our election, we are ready to add some candidates to those positions.

We can see a preview at anytime (minimum of 2 candidates required) to check on the election setup

Now to add your voters. This is the last step in creating the election basics.

Now we have created the minimum required structure for your election, you are free to launch the election - note however, there are other settings available such as branding and email notification customisation.

Launching an election