Importing voters is easy and can save you a lot of time when creating your election. Follow the instructions below to import voters for your election.

  1. Download the import template by clicking here: https://electionrunner.com/voters/import/template. If you are uploading your own CSV file, the first row must include the column headers exactly matching: name, voter_identifier, voter_key, email, vote_weight
  2. Click the Choose File button and select your import file from your computer.
  3. Click the Start Import button.

The import process will notify you of any errors with your file and/or data.

Fields

Field Column Description
Name name The name field allows you to associate a name with a Voter Identifier. This is for your records and will only be seen by the voter if you choose to add an email address for the voter. This field is not required.
Voter Identifier voter_identifier The Voter Identifier (Voter ID) is what can be considered as the Voter's "username". The voter will use this field when logging in to vote for your election. This field is not required, and if left blank a random value will be generated. A voter's Voter ID must be unique in your election.
Voter Key voter_key The Voter Key is what can be considered as the Voter's "password". The voter will use this field when logging in to vote for your election. This field is not required, and if left blank a random value will be generated.
Email email The Email field will be used as a way to notify your voter when the election launches. If provided, the voter will receive an email with voting instructions as soon as your election starts. This field is not required and to be used must be enabled in the election's settings.
Vote Weight vote_weight The Vote Weight field allows you to assign a weight to the voter's ballot. If you do not have weighted voting enabled for your election, you can leave this column empty. By default, each voter's vote weight is 1. Click here to learn more about how weighted voting works.