Government agencies, boards of directors and similar governing bodies are now running formal, virtual meetings inside Microsoft Teams. The nature of their meetings requires a secure and organized way to issue votes on important topics.
With Vote Now from Decisions, these organizations can run official voting directly from Microsoft Teams through a secure and orderly process.
How it works
Step 1: Meeting organizer opens the vote
The meeting organizer quickly and easily creates a proposed resolution within the agenda. They issue the vote directly in the meeting chat or to a specific Teams channel. Voting anonymity settings can be set to anonymous, partially anonymous or transparent. The organizer can also set the response options to “yes” or “no,” create custom response options or allow participants to select alternative resolutions.
Step 2: Meeting participants vote
Vote Now is a straightforward experience that allows participants to vote directly from Teams or the meeting agenda. Guest participant voting is available. Voters and meeting organizers have a real-time view of the results.
Step 3: Organizer closes the vote
The meeting organizer closes the vote and has the option to mark the resolution rejected or final. They can also reopen voting or issue a new vote.
Security and privacy
Voting occurs securely within an organization’s Office 365 tenant. Only verified users can participate in voting and the meeting administrators and owners are the only ones with access to open or close a vote.
Group owners can track the status of ongoing votes and add new votes anytime from the dashboard.
Get Vote Now from Decisions today
Current users can contact their salesperson for access to Vote Now.
New users first need to download Decisions for Microsoft Teams or Decisions Meeting Secretary for Outlook.
Within the next two weeks, Vote Now will expand to include support for collaborative amendment creation and exporting results to Excel.