[Stc_presidents-discuss] [Stc_sigleaders-discuss] [SPF]Voting electronically in STC Chapter elections

Jessica Rineer president at stcpmc.org
Tue Apr 7 21:49:55 UTC 2015


The Philadelphia Metro Chapter uses Election Buddy. We send emails out to
our members only list.


Jessica Rineer
President, STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter
president at stcpmc.org
www.stcpmc.org


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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Martha Sippel <azuwrite at comcast.net>
> To: "'Sagan,Jamye'" <sagan.jamye at heb.com>, "'Ben Woelk'" <
> ben.woelk at gmail.com>, "'Rick Sapir'" <webmaster at stc-techedit.org>
> Cc: stc_sigleaders-discuss at mailer.stc.org, "'Presidents' Email List'" <
> stc_presidents-discuss at mailer.stc.org>, "'Julie Waxgiser'" <
> julie.waxgiser at thomsonreuters.com>
> Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:29:34 -0600
> Subject: Re: [Stc_presidents-discuss] [Stc_sigleaders-discuss] [SPF]Voting
> electronically in STC Chapter elections
>
> The Rocky Mountain Chapter uses Survey Monkey as well. As Jayme said, we
> simply clone last year's ballot and make the necessary changes each year.
> We upload our member’s email addresses (after removing people who don’t
> want email). We tried using CC to do that a few years ago and encountered
> some issues (sorry, I can’t remember the details but it had to do with the
> link itself).
>
> We have also used Survey Monkey to conduct meeting surveys in the past. We
> just don’t have a volunteer to do that any more (we’re very short on
> volunteers).
>
> Survey Monkey works well for us. It is simple and free. And since you can
> upload your member’s email addresses, I believe we determined that SM sends
> a unique link directly to each of the email addresses you upload. But I’m
> not positive about that.
>
> The only issue we had was one of our former chapter members had opted out
> of Survey Monkey. Once you opt out, apparently, you cannot opt back in.
> We’ve experienced no voting irregularities.
>
> RMC hasn’t had a contested election for an officer position since 2001
> (well, we had one contested race for NomCom a few years ago). That's not
> for lack of effort – we’re lucky to find one person for each position!
>
> If anyone complained about our election process, we'd simply ask them to
> volunteer for the chapter or run for a position. ;-)
>
> Martha
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> *From:* stc_presidents-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org [mailto:
> stc_presidents-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org] *On Behalf Of *Sagan,Jamye
> *Sent:* Monday, April 06, 2015 9:32 AM
> *To:* Ben Woelk; Rick Sapir
> *Cc:* Presidents' Email List; stc_sigleaders-discuss at mailer.stc.org;
> Julie Waxgiser
> *Subject:* Re: [Stc_presidents-discuss] [Stc_sigleaders-discuss]
> [SPF]Voting electronically in STC Chapter elections
>
>
>
> We send our survey links only to our members-only announcement list.
>
>
>
> For elections especially, whenever we send reminders via social media, we
> refer to the specific email sent with the link. We don’t publish the link
> there.
>
>
>
>
>
> *Jamye Sagan*
>
> H-E-B Pharmacy
>
> (: 210-938-8526
>
> sagan.jamye at heb.com
>
>
>
> *From:* Ben Woelk [mailto:ben.woelk at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, April 06, 2015 10:20 AM
> *To:* Rick Sapir
> *Cc:* Sagan,Jamye; Cindy Pao; Julie Waxgiser; Charles Crawley;
> Presidents' Email List; stc_sigleaders-discuss at mailer.stc.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Stc_sigleaders-discuss] [Stc_presidents-discuss]
> [SPF]Voting electronically in STC Chapter elections
>
>
>
> ElectionBuddy sends out individualized links. That's one of the reasons
> STC Rochester went with it. However, there's only been one contested
> election for the chapter in the last several years, so the potential of
> ballot-stuffing hasn't been too much of a concern.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 10:55 AM, Rick Sapir <webmaster at stc-techedit.org>
> wrote:
>
> For folks using SurveyMonkey (or any other 3-rd party tool), how do you
> verify that only current SIG members access the survey?
>
>
>
> Or do you not worry about logins, and simply assume that anyone who has
> the link is eligible to vote?
>
>
>
> -R
>
>
>
> --
> Rick Sapir
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> ----- Original Message -----
>
>  *From:* Sagan,Jamye <sagan.jamye at heb.com>
>
> *To:* Cindy Pao <cindy at paofamily.com> ; julie.waxgiser at thomsonreuters.com
> ; charles.crawley at rockwellcollins.com ;
> stc_presidents-discuss at mailer.stc.org ;
> stc_sigleaders-discuss at mailer.stc.org
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> *Sent:* Monday, April 06, 2015 10:41 AM
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Stc_sigleaders-discuss] [Stc_presidents-discuss]
> [SPF]Voting electronically in STC Chapter elections
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>
>
> To Cindy’s point, we use Survey Monkey to conduct elections within the IDL
> SIG. It’s easy to set up and analyze results. Plus, once you set up one
> election, you can simply copy and paste/edit for future ones. It’s worth
> every penny (free version allows for 10 questions and up to 100 responses).
> Plus, you can use Survey Monkey to conduct surveys within your community –
> from brief mini-surveys to more complex demographic ones (an activity you
> can claim on your CAA form!).
>
>
>
> --Jamye
>
>
>
> *Jamye Sagan*
>
> H-E-B Pharmacy
>
> (: 210-938-8526
>
> sagan.jamye at heb.com
>
>
>
> *From:* stc_sigleaders-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org [mailto:
> stc_sigleaders-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org] *On Behalf Of *Cindy Pao
> *Sent:* Monday, April 06, 2015 9:07 AM
> *To:* julie.waxgiser at thomsonreuters.com;
> charles.crawley at rockwellcollins.com; stc_presidents-discuss at mailer.stc.org;
> stc_sigleaders-discuss at mailer.stc.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Stc_sigleaders-discuss] [Stc_presidents-discuss] [SPF]
> Voting electronically in STC Chapter elections
>
>
>
> Some of the SIGs also use SurveyMonkey, and it works quite well.
>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> *Cindy Pao*
>
>
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> *From:* stc_presidents-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org [
> mailto:stc_presidents-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org
> <stc_presidents-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org>] *On Behalf Of *
> julie.waxgiser at thomsonreuters.com
> *Sent:* Monday, April 06, 2015 8:37 AM
> *To:* charles.crawley at rockwellcollins.com;
> stc_presidents-discuss at mailer.stc.org;
> stc_sigleaders-discuss at mailer.stc.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Stc_presidents-discuss] [SPF] Voting electronically in
> STC Chapter elections
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>
> We at STC NY Metro use Survey Monkey.
>
>
>
> If you want info on our entire process, contact me offline, and I would be
> happy to share our process doc with you.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
>
>
> *Julie Waxgiser*
>
> President, STC NY Metro
> Senior Technical Writer
>
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> <stc_presidents-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org>] *On Behalf Of *Charles
> Crawley
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> stc_sigleaders-discuss at mailer.stc.org
> *Subject:* [SPF] [Stc_presidents-discuss] Voting electronically in STC
> Chapter elections
>
>
>
> Hi all.
>
>
>
> After finally cobbling together a slate for our chapter elections for
> positions for 2015-2016 (in which we are unfortunately recycling presidents
> again), I wanted to ask if anyone can recommend a good way of voting
> electronically.
>
>
>
> We have done Word ballots online, but they are clumsy.
>
>
>
> I am not particularly concerned about voting irregularities, since most
> people don't vote anyway.
>
>
>
> I just want to give people an opportunity to vote.
>
>
>
> Thank you,
>
>
>
> Charles R. Crawley
>
> Eastern Iowa Chapter President
>
> Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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