In recent months, the POLYAS team has worked intensively on developing a new product—the POLYAS Nomination Platform. Just what the platform can do, what is so special about the nomination tool, and other features that are eagerly awaited are revealed to us in an interview with product owner Elisa Utterodt. Continue reading
The Covid-19 pandemic is turning the working world upside down. Recent weeks and months have seen radical changes to the way that work is conceived and organized in companies, associations, trade unions and other institutions. What was previously unthinkable is now a part of everyday digital working: Virtual meetings, home office, digital conferences and online polls. In this article, we explore the effects of this radical change, how big the change is, and the opportunities that come with the push for digitalization. Continue reading
For many companies, associations, cooperatives and other institutions, virtual meetings and web conferences are already a part of day-to-day business. And yet right now, when mobility is severely restricted due to the spread of the corona virus, the need for software solutions for daily working and also for democratic polling is on the rise. Find out how meetings with polling can be held online—read this post. Continue reading
The CDU implemented the first fully digital national party conference and set new standards with digital voting. This was the first time that POLYAS Live Voting was used to help the 1,001 delegates conduct a secure vote from the comfort of their homes. Continue reading
2020 is unlikely to be a year that we forgot in a hurry. The effects of the corona pandemic were a major challenge for the POLYAS team. But it quickly became clear: Co-determination cannot be put on hold, and the need for digital democracy has never been greater. Continue reading
Unions constantly have to vote on an arrray of issues. This is no different for the Vereniging Nederlandse Verkeersvliegers (VNV), also known as Dutch ALPA (Airline Pilots Association), a union affiliated with Dutch Airlines. Secretary General of the VNV, Daan Zwart, explains in the interview how online voting helped boost the organization’s voter turnout by approximately 20%.
We are delighted to welcome Antonia Reichwein and Margarita Udovychenko on board as election managers. They started working in March and have taken on the roles of managing client and setting up elections. In an interview with the pair, we asked what was the attraction of online voting and how the first few weeks have been.
Today we are taking a look at the Hungarian parliamentary system ahead of the upcoming election on Sunday. Read on to learn more about how the 199 seats in parliament are divided up. Continue reading
For the last 20 years, online-elections have been his passion. Wolfgang Jung, our founder is still passionately pursuing his vision of digitalised democracy. We talked to him about POLYAS’ beginnings, its future and why he thinks Kassel is an under-valued city. Continue reading
The possible uses of Blockchain technology are numerous, for online voting platforms it offers another way of providing secure online elections. POLYAS relies on the same technology on a smaller scale but is also in the process of researching an entire election system designed around decentralised Blockchain technology. We interviewed Thomas Haines from our research department to learn more about Blockchain and what is behind the hype. Continue reading
Another weekend, and another series of interesting election news across the European continent. The Czech republic has gone to the polls for the second time in as many weeks, the Finnish election resulted in a landslide and Cyprus will need a run-off to decide their next president. Continue reading