Simply Voting

Simply Voting

Cloud-based voting for election management across industries

5/5 (11 reviews)

Simply Voting Overview

Simply Voting is a hosted, cloud-based online voting platform that promises to assist organizations of any industry with the running and management of balloted elections, for whatever purpose. Fully hosted and served by Enterprise-grade data center infrastructure, the system adheres to a policy of confidentiality and anonymity, demonstrating TRUSTe compliance and SOC 2 Type 1 certification. SaaS-based pricing plans for self-administered elections vary according to eligible voter quantities, with custom services available on quote, Simply Voting provides election organizers with an "exclusive" voting website. Branded with the organization's logo and colors, voters can access these multilingual sites via a custom URL that can also be setup and served on physical voting station kiosks. Administrator users, of which there can be multiple, then define all the necessary parameters for active elections including dates, times, questions etc through Simply Voting's online election manager.

Users can select between a variety of voter authentication methods ranging from assigned or generated passwords, external website logins, POP3/IMAP servers, HTTP, LDAP directory, CAS, Shibboleth or Single Sign-On. Flexible ballot questions and also ballot cloning aid election test runs, while mass emailing is available for sending out scheduled invitations and periodic reminders to eligible voter lists. Accessibility optimization for supporting disabled participants is joined by every voting website's responsive mobile-ready design, with the centralized election manager also providing browser-based access where election results can be tracked prior to publishing. In addition, Simply Voting utilizes a Voter-Verified Audit Trail (VVAT) system, issuing voters with printable receipts once their ballot is cast and making final results (votes / receipt codes) available to download. Other notable features go on to span segmentation of eligible voters, both paper and telephone-based voting support, online open / closed nominations, plus integrated social media sharing buttons for channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ etc.

Pricing

Starting from
US$200,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe and 5 others, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

English

Simply Voting Reviews

Overall rating
5/5
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Yasmine B.

Very positive experience. The support service is prompt, courteous and professional.

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

-Extremely user friendly. The option to send electors a direct link to vote allows a smooth experience

- Specific reminders only to registered electors who had not yet cast a vote (fantastic that reminders did not spam everyone, but targeted only those who had not been active)

- Segmentation feature: where we are running one election but has multiple portions to it

- Integrity of the platform: data was handled very securely, and we had multiple staff comment on how comfortable they felt with the experience

- Reports generated from the system shows percentage of active electors (extremely useful metric for us)

- Run-off election handled very easily

- Excellent support system and guidance from the folks working at Simply Voting; when we explained what we needed, we felt like they were on the same page with us and provided us with solutions

Cons

Suggested improvements:

- If I understand correctly, the system only allows 250 votes per question: cap seems a little low if this is the case;

- In the case of large numbers of electors spread out over segmentations, the export files in excel are very tiny to read. At our request, the project manager at Simply Voting was able to provide us with a regular excel file and pdf after working with the IT team. Suggestion that the software enable an easier file export

- The standard wording provided in the email blast can be a little confusing to folks, as it gives the option for both a password entry and for a direct link. Suggest to refine the language so it is clearer.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
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Jaci C.

The fact that the Project Mgr assigned to our account made himself available was invaluable.

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/11
Review Source: Capterra

An election that made it convenient & easy for any member to vote. The fact that the results were available less than 1 minute after the voting closed. The fact that the results were verified by Simply Voting & had nothing to do with any Member of our Union. The fact that Simply Voting assigned a Project Manager to our account to help with any aspect of our election voting. They offered their expertise on the type & size of material that would fit on the site. They gave me updated information on voter turnout. They are simply an outstanding company to work with. I would not hesitate to use them again for any future local or national election.

Pros

It was idiot proof. All one had to do was make their choice & follow the clear directions given to finish casting their vote. There was no way that anyone could make a mistake. The choices were clear, the instructions were clear & there was a final opportunity to abort the process if one chose to.

Cons

That one had to remember or have on hand both their Voting ID & Voting PIN which had been previously sent by royal mail or by email. It could be that one did not have that info at the ready when they went online to vote, so that could be a bit of an inconvenience.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Alex G.

RCMP VA use Simply Voting for elections and resolutions

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy for Veterans to understand and simple to use which is very important for the RCMP Veterans' Association

Cons

We have used Simply Voting since 2015 and we find the system suits the RCMP Veterans' Association perfect for election of Directors and voting efficiently on resolutions. Great support any time we need it and reporting on voting results next day.

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Allison U.

Extremely simple. we used the fully manged survey.

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/06/11
Review Source: Capterra

Our surveys/elections/votes were completed easily and quickly and on time. results provided immediately following the event.

Pros

To be honest, I did not need to use the software as we had it fully managed. it was worth it to do so as very reasonably priced and the support was thorough.

Cons

I have nothing to say about what I did not like. we had it fully managed so I just had to communicate with Simply Voting and that was always easy and reliable.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jean B.

The ease of use and user interface is fantastic for our organization's needs. well done!

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Our organization has used Simply Voting for the past three years. We are very impressed with the software versatility and user interface.

Cons

We have not had any cons regarding the software for our uses. Everything has run well with satisfactory end product.

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Simply Voting Pricing

Starting from
US$200,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Up to 10 eligible voters: Free

>10 eligible voters: $200

Managed & Premium Elections: Contact Simply Voting for a quote.

Simply Voting Features

  • Commenting
  • Customizable Branding

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Communication Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Simply Voting

Key features of Simply Voting

  • Audit trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic backup
  • Ballots over email
  • Batch processing
  • Campaign scheduling
  • Campaign segmentation
  • Candidate profiles
  • Certification management
  • Commenting
  • Commenting / notes
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable questions
  • Election management
  • Email distribution
  • Email integration
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Feedback collection
  • Kiosk support
  • Mass emailing
  • Multi-language
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Nomination tracking
  • Nominations
  • Online nominations
  • Online voting
  • Paper voting
  • Password management
  • Phone voting
  • Printed ballots
  • Ranked choice voting
  • Receipt management
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Single Sign On
  • Social media integration
  • Telephone voting
  • Voter authentication
  • Voter database
  • Voting
  • Weighted voting

Benefits

  • Simply Voting is a secured cloud-based online voting system that supports organizations across broad industry sectors with the management of democratic elections, with TRUSTe compliance and SOC 2 certification.
  • Users create elections via Simply Voting's election manager, specifying dates, times, and questions etc, before choosing voter authentication methods, uploading eligible voter lists and sending out mass emails to those voters.
  • Voting is facilitated through a customizable, branded voting website that authenticates voter identity and allows a vote to be cast via an electronic, encrypted ballot with the voter receiving a receipt while being blocked by the system from voting in the same election multiple times.
  • Results are encrypted and kept 100% anonymous, with administrator users able to view the results as they happen within the election manager, alongside a variety of available reports on voting activity, before ballots close and results publicly on the election campaign's website.
  • Kiosk support services include a special kiosk-ready version of the voting website for organizations requiring a physical poll station, automatically logging voters out of the system after votes are cast.
  • Simply Voting FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Simply Voting.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Simply Voting offer?

    Simply Voting offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$200,00

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Up to 10 eligible voters: Free

    >10 eligible voters: $200

    Managed & Premium Elections: Contact Simply Voting for a quote.

    Q. What are the main features of Simply Voting?

    Simply Voting offers the following features:

    • Audit trail
    • Authentication
    • Automatic backup
    • Ballots over email
    • Batch processing
    • Campaign scheduling
    • Campaign segmentation
    • Candidate profiles
    • Certification management
    • Commenting
    • Commenting / notes
    • Custom landing pages
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable questions
    • Election management
    • Email distribution
    • Email integration
    • Email invitations & reminders
    • Feedback collection
    • Kiosk support
    • Mass emailing
    • Multi-language
    • Multiple user accounts
    • Nomination tracking
    • Nominations
    • Online nominations
    • Online voting
    • Paper voting
    • Password management
    • Phone voting
    • Printed ballots
    • Ranked choice voting
    • Receipt management
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Single Sign On
    • Social media integration
    • Telephone voting
    • Voter authentication
    • Voter database
    • Voting
    • Weighted voting

    Q. Who are the typical users of Simply Voting?

    Simply Voting has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations

    Q. What languages does Simply Voting support?

    Simply Voting supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Simply Voting offer?

    Simply Voting has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Simply Voting support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Simply Voting supports

    Q. What other apps does Simply Voting integrate with?

    Simply Voting integrates with the following applications:

    Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

    Q. What level of support does Simply Voting offer?

    Simply Voting offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support

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