Setup Help

Ballots - Admin Setup

Create the Ballot

HowtoAddBallotsUnder the Interactive Content tab, click the purple interactive content creation button at the bottom right of the screen, and then select either Nomination & Voting Ballot or Voting Ballot under the Voting column.

Choose Your Ballot Style

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Simple

A simple ballot has a single subject of focus. Within a simple ballot, you can choose to seed your ballot with entrants, or you can allow for users to simply write in entries. You can then choose to approve those entrant to the ballot.

Click here to learn how to create a simple ballot.

Example: A Favorite Firefighter ballot in which the user could vote for a specific firefighter that has been added to the ballot for voting, or submit a write-in for their favorite firefighter.

Categories

A ballot with categories can have multiple subjects of focus. On a ballot with categories, you can choose to seed your ballot with entrants in those categories, or you can allow for users to simply write in entries. You can then choose to approve those entrants to the ballot.

Click here to learn how to create a ballot with categories.

Example: A Favorite Teachers ballot organized by the grade level or subjects they teach. The categories could include: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Music, P.E. etc.

Groups of Categories

A ballot with groups of categories allows you to create an overall hierarchy for your ballot, where you can create Groups to which you add categories. For a ballot with groups of categories, you can choose to seed your ballot with entrants in those categories, or you can allow for users to simply write in entries. You can then choose to approve those entrants to the ballot.

Click here to learn how to create a ballot with groups of categories.

Example: This is the most well-known type of ballot - a Citywide ballot. A group could be Food and Dining. Inside the Food and Dining group you would have categories such as Best Pizza, Best Steak House, Best Italian Restaurant, etc.


Simple Ballot

ballots - simple ballotAdd Entrants

  • Add the Entrant title

Tip! If you would like to make any of your entrants Featured Entrants, add a photo/video and/or a description. This will make that entrant appear above all other entrants.

Recommended image size: 800px x 450px / Maximum video size: 500MB

  • Add further information to your entrants such as Image/Video, Description, AddressPhone NumberWebsite LinkFacebook Page, and Twitter Handle.

Heads up!  You can remove an entrant by clicking on the three dot menu in the upper right corner of the entrant card, but be careful, this action cannot be undone!

Ballot with Categories

ballot - categoriesAdd Categories

  • Name the Category

Heads up!  You can remove a category by clicking on the three-dot menu to the right of the category, but be careful, this action cannot be undone!

  • Choose your Category Type

Tip! The Category Type is part of an integration with Google. Categories types such as Business or Place will utilize Google suggestions. Categories with the types of Person, Event, Product, Creative Work, or Other will provide suggestions of write-ins that other users have submitted previously.

  • Insert a Category Ad
    You can insert an ad by uploading an image from your computer, a hosted link, or by inserting an ad tag. Check out our help article about inserting category ads here!

Tip! For uploaded images, we recommend using the 8:1 Leaderboard Ad Size. For HTML ad server tags, we recommend a responsive approach, where the 8:1 Leaderboard Ad Size is displayed for desktop and the 1:1 Medium Tile is displayed for mobile.

ballot - category entrantsAdd Entrants

  • Add the Entrant title

Tip! If you would like to make any of your entrants Featured Entrants, add a photo/video and/or a description. This will make that entrant appear above all other entrants.

Recommended image size: 800px x 450px / Maximum video size: 500MB

  • Add further information to your entrants such as Image/Video, Description, AddressPhone NumberWebsite LinkFacebook Page, and Twitter Handle.

Heads up!  You can remove an entrant by clicking on the three-dot menu to the upper right corner of the entrant card, but be careful, this action cannot be undone!

Ballot with Groups of Categories

ballots - groupsAdd Groups

  • Name the Group

Heads up! You can edit or remove a group by clicking on the three-dot menu to the upper right corner of the group card. Be careful, if you remove the group, this action cannot be undone!

  • Add an Image

Tip! Recommended group image size: 740px x 360px

  • Add a Group Ad

    You can insert an ad by uploading an image from your computer or by inserting an ad tag. Check out our help article about inserting group ads here!

Tip! For uploaded images, we recommend using the 4:1 Billboard Ad Size. For HTML ad server tags, we recommend a responsive approach, where the 4:1 Billboard Ad Size is displayed for desktop and the 1:1 Medium Tile is displayed for mobile.


ballots - categories

Add Categories

  • Name the Category

Heads up!  You can remove a category by clicking on the three-dot menu to the right of the category, but be careful, this action cannot be undone!

  • Choose your Category Type

Tip! The Category Type is part of the Google integration. Categories with the types of Business or Place will utilize Google suggestions. Categories with the types of Person, Event, Product, Creative Work, or Other will provide suggestions of write-ins that other users have submitted previously.

  • Insert a Category Ad

    You can insert an ad by uploading an image from your computer, or by inserting an ad tag. Check out our help article about inserting category ads here!

Tip! For uploaded images, we recommend using the 8:1 Leaderboard Ad Size. For HTML ad server tags, we recommend a responsive approach, where the 8:1 Leaderboard Ad Size is displayed for desktop and the 1:1 Medium Tile is displayed for mobile.


ballots - entrants

Add Entrants

  • Add the Entrant title

Tip! If you would like to make any of your entrants Featured Entrants, add a photo/video and/or a description. This will make that entrant appear above all other entrants.

Recommended image size: 800px x 450px / Maximum video size: 500MB

  • Add further information to your entrants such as Image/Video, Description, AddressPhone NumberWebsite LinkFacebook Page, and Twitter Handle.

Heads up!  You can remove an entrant by clicking on the three-dot menu to the upper right corner of the entrant card, but be careful, this action cannot be undone!