Simply Voting Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Simply Voting

Cloud-based voting for election management across industries

5.0/5 (18 reviews)

Simply Voting overview

What is Simply Voting?

Simply Voting is a hosted, cloud-based online voting platform that promises to assist organizations of any industry with the running and management of balloted elections, for whatever purpose. Fully hosted and served by Enterprise-grade data center infrastructure, the system adheres to a policy of confidentiality and anonymity, demonstrating TRUSTe compliance and SOC 2 Type 1 certification. SaaS-based pricing plans for self-administered elections vary according to eligible voter quantities, with custom services available on quote, Simply Voting provides election organizers with an "exclusive" voting website. Branded with the organization's logo and colors, voters can access these multilingual sites via a custom URL that can also be setup and served on physical voting station kiosks. Administrator users, of which there can be multiple, then define all the necessary parameters for active elections including dates, times, questions etc through Simply Voting's online election manager.

Users can select between a variety of voter authentication methods ranging from assigned or generated passwords, external website logins, POP3/IMAP servers, HTTP, LDAP directory, CAS, Shibboleth or Single Sign-On. Flexible ballot questions and also ballot cloning aid election test runs, while mass emailing is available for sending out scheduled invitations and periodic reminders to eligible voter lists. Accessibility optimization for supporting disabled participants is joined by every voting website's responsive mobile-ready design, with the centralized election manager also providing browser-based access where election results can be tracked prior to publishing. In addition, Simply Voting utilizes a Voter-Verified Audit Trail (VVAT) system, issuing voters with printable receipts once their ballot is cast and making final results (votes / receipt codes) available to download. Other notable features go on to span segmentation of eligible voters, both paper and telephone-based voting support, online open / closed nominations, plus integrated social media sharing buttons for channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ etc.
www.simplyvoting.com

Pricing

Starting from
$200
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and 3 other markets, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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Simply Voting user reviews

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Bradley Chisholm

Easy to use online election solution

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

While our use of Simply Voting was for a straight-forward/non-complex election, we found the process very smooth. Our Project Manager provided clear information regarding what was required of us at every stage of the project. The company was flexible and very professional to deal with.

Pros
Strong & supportive Simply Voting project management, very responsive customer service, easy to use, lightning fast results, election stats available the day after the election closed, reasonably priced.

Cons
Individuals who have unsubscribed to Simply Voting communications in the past with other clients did not receive our election materials until we identified a workaround which happened quickly with SV's support.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Yasmine Bandali

Very positive experience. The support service is prompt, courteous and professional.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
-Extremely user friendly. The option to send electors a direct link to vote allows a smooth experience - Specific reminders only to registered electors who had not yet cast a vote (fantastic that reminders did not spam everyone, but targeted only those who had not been active) - Segmentation feature: where we are running one election but has multiple portions to it - Integrity of the platform: data was handled very securely, and we had multiple staff comment on how comfortable they felt with the experience - Reports generated from the system shows percentage of active electors (extremely useful metric for us) - Run-off election handled very easily - Excellent support system and guidance from the folks working at Simply Voting; when we explained what we needed, we felt like they were on the same page with us and provided us with solutions

Cons
Suggested improvements: - If I understand correctly, the system only allows 250 votes per question: cap seems a little low if this is the case; - In the case of large numbers of electors spread out over segmentations, the export files in excel are very tiny to read. At our request, the project manager at Simply Voting was able to provide us with a regular excel file and pdf after working with the IT team. Suggestion that the software enable an easier file export - The standard wording provided in the email blast can be a little confusing to folks, as it gives the option for both a password entry and for a direct link. Suggest to refine the language so it is clearer.

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Laurel Boxell

Simply Voting

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Simply Voting was great and I hope we use this format in the future to conduct our voting as we live in a rural area and this had a much better voter turn out than an in person one has in the past.

Pros
Simply Voting was a user friendly program to use in a time of uncertainty and pandemic. I found it fairly easy to use and when I did have an issue customer service was very quick to assist with fixing the situation. Thanks to the Simply Voting team for your help and for making our vote easy to manage.Some

Cons
A couple of areas were harder to navigate than others but that could have been because of the user as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jaci Carson

The fact that the Project Mgr assigned to our account made himself available was invaluable.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

An election that made it convenient & easy for any member to vote. The fact that the results were available less than 1 minute after the voting closed. The fact that the results were verified by Simply Voting & had nothing to do with any Member of our Union. The fact that Simply Voting assigned a Project Manager to our account to help with any aspect of our election voting. They offered their expertise on the type & size of material that would fit on the site. They gave me updated information on voter turnout. They are simply an outstanding company to work with. I would not hesitate to use them again for any future local or national election.

Pros
It was idiot proof. All one had to do was make their choice & follow the clear directions given to finish casting their vote. There was no way that anyone could make a mistake. The choices were clear, the instructions were clear & there was a final opportunity to abort the process if one chose to.

Cons
That one had to remember or have on hand both their Voting ID & Voting PIN which had been previously sent by royal mail or by email. It could be that one did not have that info at the ready when they went online to vote, so that could be a bit of an inconvenience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Alex Geddes

RCMP VA use Simply Voting for elections and resolutions

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy for Veterans to understand and simple to use which is very important for the RCMP Veterans' Association

Cons
We have used Simply Voting since 2015 and we find the system suits the RCMP Veterans' Association perfect for election of Directors and voting efficiently on resolutions. Great support any time we need it and reporting on voting results next day.

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Simply Voting pricing

Starting from
$200
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Up to 10 eligible voters: Free

>10 eligible voters: $200

Managed & Premium Elections: Contact Simply Voting for a quote.

Simply Voting features

Commenting
Customizable Branding
Reporting & Statistics

API (336 other apps)
Access Control (248 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (207 other apps)
Activity Tracking (150 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (196 other apps)
Chat (169 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (377 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (241 other apps)
Document Management (227 other apps)
Document Storage (247 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (187 other apps)
File Management (162 other apps)
File Transfer (147 other apps)
Permission Management (212 other apps)
Search Functionality (287 other apps)
Third Party Integration (258 other apps)
Workflow Management (158 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Simply Voting

Key features of Simply Voting

  • Voter database
  • Online voting
  • Nominations
  • Voter authentication
  • Election management
  • Ballots over email
  • Printed ballots
  • Phone voting
  • Weighted voting
  • Ranked choice voting
  • Commenting / notes
  • Candidate profiles
  • Telephone voting
  • Paper voting
  • Online nominations
  • Mass emailing
  • Kiosk support
  • Audit trail
  • Automatic backup
  • Batch processing
  • Campaign segmentation
  • Customizable branding
  • Email distribution
  • Email integration
  • Multi-language
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Single Sign On
  • Social media integration
  • Voting
  • Receipt management
  • Feedback collection
  • Authentication
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customizable questions
  • Certification management
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Password management
  • Commenting
  • Campaign scheduling
  • Nomination tracking
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Benefits

Simply Voting is a secured cloud-based online voting system that supports organizations across broad industry sectors with the management of democratic elections, with TRUSTe compliance and SOC 2 certification.

Users create elections via Simply Voting's election manager, specifying dates, times, and questions etc, before choosing voter authentication methods, uploading eligible voter lists and sending out mass emails to those voters.

Voting is facilitated through a customizable, branded voting website that authenticates voter identity and allows a vote to be cast via an electronic, encrypted ballot with the voter receiving a receipt while being blocked by the system from voting in the same election multiple times.

Results are encrypted and kept 100% anonymous, with administrator users able to view the results as they happen within the election manager, alongside a variety of available reports on voting activity, before ballots close and results publicly on the election campaign's website.

Kiosk support services include a special kiosk-ready version of the voting website for organizations requiring a physical poll station, automatically logging voters out of the system after votes are cast.