election checklist for your professional association_

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. 

Professional Association Election Checklist

When planning an election, there is no such thing as being too organised! It is vital that you know what needs to be done and what has already been completed.

Having an overview of the management process will ensure that your election is completed with minimal fuss and no last minute surprises. Using checklists is by far the easiest way to make sure that you have completed all of your tasks. Click on the link below to download your free election checklist where we have compiled all of the tasks that are most common for professional associations.

Download your Free Election Checklist here (PDF)

  • Read through the checklist
  • Add any tasks that are specific to your professional association
  • Delete any that do not apply.

Once you have created your checklist, you should follow it closely. Once you have crossed off the last thing on your list you can rest assured that there is no more that needs to be done.

Paper Ballots

If your professional association still holds offline, paper elections, then one of the most daunting tasks is creating ballot papers that will hold up to scrutiny. While at first, this may seem like a lot to handle but with the right guidelines, it is a breeze.

The main thing to keep in mind is consistency. All ballot papers must be identical to ensure legal validity – postal ballots should be the same as ballots used in traditional polling stations. It should also be noted that order in which candidates and/or bylaw changes appear on paper ballots should the same as your online ballot papers.

To download ballot paper templates click here.

Save Professional Association a Headache – Fully Managed online Elections.

We have over 20 years of experience running online elections. This allows our clients to relax in the knowledge that their elections are taken care of. Combine your paper election with an online election for a boost in turnout. Alternatively, switch to pure online elections. They are easier to create and are significantly cheaper. They are better for the environment too!

Put away your checklists and learn more about fully managed online elections.