Bulgarian Parliamentary Election

Here you can find everything you need to know about the Bulgarian Parliamentary election. In the run-up to the parliamentary election in Bulgaria, we go through the core aspects of the political system in Bulgaria, the political challenges the country faces, and the impact that this election could have on the EU’s poorest state.
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Work in the Digital Era

Last week we had a look at some new and innovative forms of flexible working arrangements facilitated by digital technologies. Whilst such flexible working arrangements bring with them many benefits, they can also have drawbacks. This week we examine both the pros and cons of these digital working arrangements. Continue reading

Osnabrück university elections online

Today we are talking to Mr Veltkamp from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, who recently decided to conduct their university elections with Polyas’ online voting system. In the interview below, Mr Veltkamp explains why his university decided to vote online and how their election transpired.

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Election News

The Dutch General Election has taken place in amidst one of the most anticipated elections in the Netherlands’ history. In one of the first major European elections of 2017, Dutch citizens their House of Representatives yesterday. Read about the results and implications here!

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Work in the Digital Era

Digital working arrangements are becoming increasingly common in everyday life. It’s no secret that the planet is becoming increasingly interconnected with recent digital innovations changing the way we work. Companies and employees alike are seeing the value in flexible working arrangements facilitated by digital technologies. In this blog, we take a closer look at flexible, digital working arrangements. Continue reading

Digital Democracy and Participation for Cooperatives

Interestingly, there is a surprising lack of digitalization in cooperatives at present. Online voting, however, offers cooperatives a way to increase member participation and would help move cooperatives forward with the times.

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Read more about methods of electoral research

Cooperative elections provide a focus point for members to have a say in running their business. Indeed, elections are an integral aspect of cooperatives. Today we are taking a look at why cooperatives hold elections and for what positions.

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Read more about methods of electoral research

During both the US Presidential Election and the Brexit referendum, social media analysis and classic opinion polls had significantly different forecasts regarding the outcome of these votes. As the results were published, the mistakes that traditional forecasts had made became a large point of discussion. This week we are taking a quick look at the development and impact that social media has had on electoral research. Continue reading

Dutch Voting System

Whilst primarily known for its tulips, canals, and dairy products, in recent months the Netherlands has been making the news for its upcoming general elections. Every four years, citizens make their way to the ballot box to vote on who will run the Northern European nation. Don’t let the country’s minute size fool you – with over 17 million people living in a country that boasts the world’s 25th biggest economy, this election could have ramifications both at home and abroad. But how do these elections work? And more broadly, how does the government and parliament in the Netherlands function?

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Election News

Northern Ireland elections took place yesterday for the second time in less than a year. Read more about the significance of the election, its results and the delicate power-sharing arrangement at the centre of politics in Northern Ireland. Continue reading

Die VR-Bank Kitzingen hat ihre Vertreterwahl online mit Polyas durchgeführt.

We spoke to Ms Friedrich, the division manager of the board of directors at VR Bank Kitzingen eG about their recent representative election which they conducted with Polyas. They were able to increase their voter turnout and reduce time lost managing their elections while simultaneously cutting costs. We caught up with Ms Friedrich to ask her about why the bank chose to offer online voting.

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Work in the Digital Era

Rapid technological innovation, coupled with the rise of the service-based economy, is fundamentally changing the way we work. Work in the digital era is becoming less restricted by time and place, as companies seek to keep both employees and customers happy by offering flexibility in working arrangements and services. In this new blog series, we take a look at the changing nature of work in the digital era – starting with a brief history of work. Continue reading