Manage self-nominations transparently
With self-nomination the eligible voter can put themselves forward for a position or board. This function can be enabled or disabled in the POLYAS Nomination Platform, depending on how the nomination right is defined in your election rules. Learn more about nomination rights >
The analog process of self-nomination for running for a post in a representation, committee, or board is bureaucratic and time-consuming. In many cases, numerous steps are necessary for a successful self-nomination, from submission of the self-nomination through the stipulation of a representation, collection of supporting signatures, correction of deficient submissions, to the withdrawal of candidacy.
Election officers must collect, control, file, and verify the corresponding supporting signatures of the submitted self-nominations. A lot of communication is necessary to ensure transparency for both sides.
As election officer, you benefit from the transparency, efficiency and user-friendliness of the POLYAS Nomination Platform. At the same time you provide your nominators with the opportunity to put themselves forward as candidates online on their own.
Check the nomination status at any time and give your eligible candidates feedback regarding to their nominations. Stay in full control during the entire nomination period with one glance at the POLYAS Nomination Platform. Learn how to put up candidates online >
Advantages of the Nomination Platform
Election officers and nominators enjoy practical advantages with the Nomination Platform:
The main advantages are the improved coordination of the nomination process, increased voter participation as well as time and cost savings. Previous challenges such as high bureaucratic efforts, unauthorized nominations, entries with illegible handwriting or an enormous amount of typing work when digitizing handwritten lists are history with the POLYAS Nomination Platform. Election officers oversee the whole nominations process from the planning to verification and manage everything online without media interruption. So you can directly generate a ballot paper for the candidate election based on the approved candidate proposals. You can directly set up voter groups in the POLYAS Nomination Platform and thereby ensure that the candidates can only be put forward by nominators as determined by you. Collecting and verifying supporting signatures as well as communication processes can be performed flexibly on the platform.
Nominators manage their self-nominations flexibly online, obtain information about the status of the nominations and news from the election officers via the Nomination Platform, and keep an overview. Changes to the self-nomination can be undertaken on the Nomination Platform. The election office verifies the candidate proposals for formal correctness. Personally identifiable information is protected at the highest security standard at all times.
Security with POLYAS
POLYAS takes diverse technological and organizational measures to ensure data protection and security in accordance with Section 9 of the (German) Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG):
✓ Encrypted transfer of personally identifiable information
✓ Password-protected access to personally identifiable information
✓ Separate storage for data that serve different purposes
✓ Processing personally identifiable information in accordance with the GDPR
✓ Deletion concept for personal data
✓ System security of the POLYAS Online Voting Software
Use the seamless connection between your nominations on the POLYAS Nomination Platform and the accessible online voting of candidates in the POLYAS Online Voting Manager and benefit from the automatic verification and counting processes. The POLYAS Online Voting demonstrably adheres to the five election principles: free, equal, secret, universal, and direct.