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CSS: Elections for Your Professional Society/Association


Does your professional society/association have an upcoming officers election or a vote on bylaws changes? Are you interested in online voting, paper balloting, or perhaps both? CSS combines its database expertise with state-of-the-art optical scanning and web-based technologies to provide a full range of election processing services to our customers. CSS is committed to the security, integrity, and accuracy of your election. Here are some ways that we ensure this:

Case Studies

A small society wanted to implement web-based voting in the hopes that a convenient system would encourage more members to vote. We quickly set up a customized on-line ballot for them, with hyperlinks to each candidate's photo and statement. The society sent an e-mail blast to each member that included a link to the election website and his/her unique password for logging into the system. More than 25% of the membership voted—double the participation from the prior election. The total cost for the election was less than $2,000.
Another society holds a complex annual election. Student members may only vote for their senate reps, while professional members may also vote for national officers and regional governors and senators. Write-in votes are permitted for all offices. CSS's on-line balloting system ensures that each member sees the appropriate candidate slate based on member grade, region, etc. All members receive an election letter that includes on-line voting instructions and a toll-free number to request a paper ballot. The society has realized substantial savings vs. paper balloting.
For more than 25 years, CSS has conducted the annual election of officers (and voting on by-laws amendments) for a large international professional society. Members have the choice of voting on-line or via paper ballot. CSS designs, prints, and mails all materials to members; processes all returns; validates the ballots; and tabulates the results. CSS uses its proprietary TallyMan™ software to validate each ballot and to tally the results.