31 July 2020 at 3:58 pm #11211
Has anyone thought of how they’re going to address your voting this year for your AGM, as with Covid-19 in handling paper and pens and everyone touch everything, 100 men in a room, No thank you to messy.
I’ve been asked by our Committee member to look into it for them, using an Voting software, plus it will bring us into the 21st century and better than voting in NSW / Local govenment elections, in paper and pencils.
What I have coming up so far is to use a FREE voting application using Google Forms.
This can been email to all members, or printed out and mail to non email member’s, so very little paper handling.
To use any other Voting program on the internet, they want you to pay for using it, and is too costly.
I was hope someone from another shed might know of a cheap program or something else for FREE to use for your next AGM so you can vote electronically?
If anyone interested and want see what I’ve come up with so far, forward your email address and I forward to you our Voting paper of what I start to makeup.
Cheers Andrew31 July 2020 at 10:43 pm #11212Dave ClarkeParticipant
G’day aurion58… Welcome to the forum. We are only 2 weeks away from our AGM. We have set in place a system that still uses old techniques and most of our members carry their own pens all the time. For those that do not have a pen, we give them one from a donation made to us by an organisation. They gave us a large number of pens with their logo on.
We have the opportunity for those that will not be in attendance at the AGM to place an absent vote.
A good majority of our members are not tech-savvy and would struggle to use the system you are describing.
I would be very interested in hearing how you solve your problem and how well it worked. Please keep us posted.
Dave1 August 2020 at 6:43 am #11213
Thanks in your reply, I’ll keep you posted.
You’re right about not tech savvy, I would think most people these day’s would be up with technology, as the internet have been around over 30 years and mobile phone I think I bought my first brick phone in 1988, I cannot remember how many mobile phones I had since.
Google Forms, is very simple I can email you a survey to do, via a phone or can be done via your computer at home in your email inbox.
Or look at below URL.
Just selct multiply choice or tick selection questions and press a button to send to easy.
Test Voting 2020 AGM
1 August 2020 at 8:35 am #112161 August 2020 at 8:55 am #11217Dave ClarkeParticipant
- This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by aurion58.
G’day aurion58… We have a number of members who shy away from mobile phones because the technology changes quicker than they can learn it. We mentor some youths at risk in our shed, and it is not unusual to see one of them reaching across and showing those having trouble, how to do it. This is great on both sides, the lads are learning to teach in a respectful manner and the guys are learning from the young.
We have also started a ‘Be Connected’ program so we can teach members all about computers. The program is a great success and we have a number of members who didn’t know how to turn off a computer. So our lessons started back at the very basics. They are now starting to enjoy working on computers and the internet. There is a government program and I have included the link below for you to check out.
Thanks for sending the link to the online voting system. I will forward it on to our shed so we can look at next years elections and see if our members are tech-savvy by then.
Dave2 August 2020 at 9:36 am #11218
Google Form can do amazing thing’s.
Hope to here from you if you do use Google Forms for your AGM.
Thanks for the link to computer learning.
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