Setup live polls for your registrants to answer on-site. From setup to launch, this is a quick and easy-to-use feature that adds great interactivity to your event.
CREATE A BALLOT
First, enter the Event Builder. Then, select the MOBILE APP tab at the top. Next, click the LIVE VOTING WITHIN APP tool on the left. See below your controls for live voting setup in the Event Builder:
Each tab along the top of the control area is a ballot. Click the + icon on the far right to create a new ballot.
Slightly below, you will see an +ADD BALLOT OPTION button. Use this button to add voting options to your ballot - you will see them appear below.
To the right, you can see a tally of total votes you have received for each ballot option.
Just below the ballot tab at the top, you will see a dropdown (in the screenshot, it is entitled VOTING ON THIS BALLOT OPEN!). The dropdown has an alternative option which allows you to close the ballot.
CREATE A NEW BALLOT
Let's create a new ballot - you'll see the following modal pop-up when you add a new ballot.
There are 2 types of ballots you can create (use the top dropdown menu to designate type):
- Question - this is a simple question, for which you'll manually create answers (by creating a ballot option)
- Person - this type automatically creates a dropdown ballot with all of your event registrants as voting options
You can also limit the number of votes each attendee has using the VOTES PER VOTER dropdown at the end.
ADDING BALLOT OPTIONS
If you create a "question" type of ballot, you can freely add your own custom option choices to the ballot.
Click the +ADD BALLOT OPTION and a small modal will appear. Add as many options as you'd like.
If you have registered attendees and you create a "person" ballot, those attendees will automatically be included in the list of potential ballot options. Simply check the box next to their name and they will be included in the ballot:
With the person ballot type, filtering helps you designate which names should appear on the ballot as voting options. Simply click the FILTER OR SEARCH button and you can search for any attendee by their name OR by item chosen during the registration process. After filtering / searching, check the box to the left of anyone's name to place them on the ballot.
PUSH IT LIVE
When you're ready, push your ballot live with the dropdown at the top of the ballot interface. You can also edit and delete ballots from this viewpoint, using the appropriate buttons at the upper right of the ballot interface.
Let's see how the ballot works on the front-end. It's worth noting that voting is only available on the mobile interface.
Additionally, in order to access live voting, attendees MUST be:
- Registered for the event
- Logged into the mobile app
Let's go back into the app - click the menu icon to bring out the main event menu from the left side of your screen, then click LIVE VOTING. This will expand and show you the different ballots that you have created and launched for live voting:
TALLY THE VOTES
If you go back to your Event Builder and click into the Live Voting tool, you can see that as people vote, they will be counted next to their respective votes on the ballot.
You can easily clear these votes when appropriate, using the orange CLEAR BALLOT VOTES at the upper right of the ballot module.