According to the law in Germany, every member of a collecting society must have the opportunity to participate electronically in the collecting society’s elections. This is one of the reasons why the majority of general meetings, votes and elections in German collecting societies are already conducted digitally.
There’s a lot to organize! From registering for the election to actually voting and being represented by other members.
Let us guide you through how best to prepare for your next general assembly of members. We’ll also show you what digital solutions we can offer.Continue reading
The Diocese of Freiburg had started planning their 2020 online election of parish councils long before the outbreak of the COVID pandemic. However, the initially planned postal voting with 1.6 million eligible voters was cancelled due to the very first lockdown. Martin Müller, pastoral advisor and managing director of the Freiburg Diocesan Council, tells us in a #customerinterview how a remarkable voter turnout was nevertheless achieved in the largest online election to date with POLYAS.Continue reading
Are you planning a meeting that includes voting? In this case, POLYAS Live Voting will be your best choice! You want to make sure that your event runs as smoothly and trouble-free as possible. We give you 5 tips to help you complete your final check-up before the start of the meeting—be it on-site or fully digital.
At the latest with the occurrence of corona, the question of IT security in virtual voting has become even more important. We are repeatedly being asked how we protect the data of eligible voters and improve the security of voting. So we put the question to somebody who should know: Our colleague Vasko Hristov has been a member of the POLYAS data protection team for a long time and is an expert on IT security.Continue reading
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
Postal elections are experiencing a breakthrough. The pandemic means that growing numbers of people are in favor of postal voting. However, there is an alternative: Virtual elections such as digital membership polling in parties. In this blog post, we outline the legal situation with virtual elections and the opportunities that arise for parties. Continue reading
The demand for postal voting is growing continuously—not least because of the current lockdown situation. The Federal Returning Officer in Germany is critical of this development and sees compliance with the electoral principles at risk. POLYAS regards the security of remote voting systems, such as postal and online voting, as an essential factor for compliance with voting principles. But how secure are these two remote voting systems? You can find out more in this post. Continue reading
The CDU held a fully digital party conference for the first time in January 2021. The new CDU leader, Armin Laschet, was elected by 1,001 delegates using the POLYAS Live Voting. How the German party managed to prepare its party congress within 5 weeks and the situations it had to deal with were discussed in the interview with Dr. Stefan Hennewig, the national managing director of the CDU. Continue reading
Since the pandemic, more and more people have decided to use online voting. But how do I set up a digital election and what is there to consider? Should I set up an online voting, live voting or an online nomination instead? And what’s the situation with an online voting project? Lorenz and his POLYAS Support #Team have the right answers to all of these questions. Continue reading
Managing corporate elections can be a challenge, therefore we have put together our top tips to help your election process run a little smoother. Give Yourself Enough time. This is often overlooked as managing elections is often somewhat of an afterthought for many companies. There are three main things you need for to start your […]
Using a Checklist for your next election can save you a lot of stress: planning an election can be a challenge, from ensuring that you are staying within your bylaws to creating ballot papers, there are many tasks that need to be done correctly. Below you can learn how to plan your election efficiently and how to create paper ballots. Continue reading
The UK Cabinet Office has released the total election costs for the recent snap-election. For an election that actually weakened the conservative position in Parliament, opponents and disgruntled backbenchers have been quick to criticise. Yet what makes general election costs so high?