Presentation on theme: "IEEE vTools Voting Ram Sivaraman R6 Central Area Chair."— Presentation transcript:
IEEE vTools Voting Ram Sivaraman R6 Central Area Chair
Voting Electronic Election for sections, chapters, and affinity groups – Piloted in 2007 & 2008 using a vendor software – In parallel, started internal development to provide customized tool and be cost effective – IEEE Product Piloted in 2009 and went into Production Spring of 2010 – Now supports all units for elections
Voting Simple ballot creation – Wizard-like interface – Available on demand – vTools.Voting is a Software As A Service accessible via browser. No installation is required. – No webmaster involvement needed – Secure, Stable.
Setting up a ballot –step 1 – Select Manage your ballots
Ballot Dashboard – page displayed when you select “manage your ballots”
Setting up a ballot –step 2 – Select Org and template
Setting up a ballot –step 3 – fill in basic details of ballot Top part of page Bottom part of page
Setting up a ballot –step 4- candidate information Enter member #
Setting up a ballot –step 5 – candidate information Add information on other candidates. Add photograph (GIF, JPEG or PNG – 50KB max) Add new position – example PACE Chair Check the box for “Allow write-in candidate for each position)
Setting up a ballot –step 6 – adding voter list
01/26/13 Choose and load file Setting up a ballot –step 7 – adding voter list and Activating ballot
01/26/13 Information on Saved and Active Ballots. Saved Ballots: Can be previewed, edited or deleted. Are not active until the start time of the election. Active Ballots: Are valid for the election period. Cannot be deleted. Can send 3 emails (>72 hours between each email).
01/26/13 Report Results – step 3- Update new officer information Select the position you are going to update Enter new candidate information Confirm changes
01/26/13 Logout out of vTools after you have updated officer information
Contact info Ram Sivaraman – firstname.lastname@example.org http://vtools.ieee.org – contains project status, blog, contact information, FAQ, and training information email@example.com – contact e-mail for any questions related to the project