In some cases, you may have an election where certain ballot questions should only be available to a pre-determined group of voters.
For example, let’s say we have 4 students of varying grade levels (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman). You may not want the Freshman student to be voting for the Senior class president and vice versa, but you do want the Freshman to have a say in the Freshman Class President and the School Presidents.
|Senior Class President||✔|
|Senior Class Vice-President||✔|
|Junior Class President||✔|
|Junior Class Vice-President||✔|
|Sophomore Class President||✔|
|Freshman Class President||✔|
In the above example, you have three questions that all 4 voters can vote on (School President, Vice President, and Secretary) and 6 questions that are limited based on the grade level.
With Election Runner, every voter that is a added to an election is eligible to vote for every question on the ballot. To handle the above scenario you would have 5 elections and use our “election linking” feature. This would result in the following elections:
- School-wide Election (with the questions: President/Vice-President/Secretary)
- Senior Class Election
- Junior Class Election
- Sophomore Class Election
- Freshman Class Election
|Senior Class Election||✔|
|Junior Class Election||✔|
|Sophomore Class Election||✔|
|Freshman Class Election||✔|
The School-wide election would include all voters, and the other elections would only have voters that are eligible to vote in the questions on that election’s ballot. Using the “election linking” feature, a Freshman could vote in the School-wide Election and after they submit their vote can continue to the Freshman Class Election. Learn more about how to accomplish this by reading the knowledge base article on “election linking” here.
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