Simply Voting

by Simply Voting

What Is Simply Voting?

Simply Voting Inc. is a full-service provider of secure, hosted online elections. Founded in 2003 and based in Montreal, the company has built a reputation for delivering excellent service and solid technology. Over 2000 organizations from municipalities to universities to unions rely on Simply Voting for safely executing their elections. Our secure protocols, ease-of-use and flexible solutions transform elections across industries.

Simply Voting Details

Simply Voting

http://www.simplyvoting.com/

Founded 2003

Simply Voting Pricing Overview

Simply Voting does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Simply Voting paid version starts at US$200.00/one-time.

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Starting Price

US$200.00/one-time

Pricing Details

Pricing is based on number of voters in an election

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Simply Voting Features

  • Ballots Over Email
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Election Management
  • Nominations
  • Online Voting
  • Phone Voting
  • Printed Ballots
  • Ranked Choice Voting
  • Voter Authentication
  • Weighted Voting

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Simply Voting Reviews

Showing 5 of 18 reviews

Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Service
4.9/5
Features
4.9/5
Value for Money
5/5
Bradley C.
Chief Officer - Strategy and Governance
Public Safety, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/12/2019

"Easy to use online election solution"

Comments: 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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  • Reviewed on 10/12/2019
Yasmine B.
Program Officer & Country Office Liaison
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/3/2018

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

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/3/2018
Laurel B.
Secretary
Executive Office, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/4/2020

"Simply Voting"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/4/2020
Julie G.
Teacher
Education Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/6/2020

"Excellent software & voting platform!"

Comments: Truly, they provided us the best possible service during our FIRST EVER online teacher union election, *during* a global pandemic. We have been singing their praises to our other teacher union members, encouraging the use of Simply Voting for any upcoming elections we might have. The only criticism I *might* have is allowing users to see some real-time results before the end of voting. I assume you don't have this for authenticity reasons, which I understand, but it would have been nice to see some results during the voting window. I highly recommend! Julie Groya
Culver City Federation of Teachers, #1343

Pros: Our experience with Simply Voting was terrific, actually. Not only did the provided Voting Guide give me all the guidance I needed to set everything up initially, the platform looked great & was very user friendly! And when a few hiccups did arise, their customer service was very timely and helpful! Even the payment options were super flexible.

Cons: Really, I wouldn't change anything! Possibly a lower price?

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  • Reviewed on 2/6/2020
Jaci C.
Chair, National Election Committee
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/6/2018

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

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/6/2018