At Simply Voting we’ve designed our voting system with many safeguards to ensure that the election officer cannot undermine the election’s integrity when using our Election Manager interface to self-administer their elections.
Based on feedback from our customers and on our experience running thousands of elections, we’ve determined that a few restrictions were making things difficult for the election officer without providing much benefit.
Therefore we have made the following changes to the Election Manager, effective immediately…
Before, you could not precisely change the start and end of the election once the ballot had been finalized. You could only “start now” or “end now”.
Now, you can change the exact start of the election (until the election has started), and you can change the exact end of the election (until the election has ended). Such changes are recorded in the Activity Log.
Before, you could not make any changes to the electors once the ballot had been finalized. You could only correct bounced email addresses.
Now, you can add individual electors, delete individual electors and edit individual electors up until the election has ended. Such changes are recorded in the Activity Log. You cannot delete any elector that already voted, and you cannot change the vote weight or segment (if applicable) of any elector that already voted.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding these changes, please contact support to discuss.