Vote-Now provides automated election services to individuals, organizations and businesses. Vote-Now primarily uses email for conducting elections, but it also offers more traditional paper ballots. Vote-Now not only produces the ballots and the software used in the elections, it also provides real-time election information to the customer.
The Vote-Now ballot is an interactive application that automatically loads in the voter's web browser. To access the ballot, the voter simply needs to click a link that Vote-Now sends to their specified email address. After clicking the link, voters have the option to view the ballot in either English or French. The ballot itself has a number of options. The minimal ballot only contains basic information, including the candidates' names and the positions for which they are running.
Vote-Now also offers extra features for their ballots, including messages from the candidates, any previous elections in which they ran and any relevant biographical information. Before submitting their votes, the ballot automatically checks to ensure that voters have cast a vote for every position. The ballot also gives voters the option to go back and modify any of their votes.
While the electronic ballot is one of the primary advantages of using Vote-Now, the company also offers traditional paper ballots. These ballots are postcards that Vote-Now mails to each individual voter. While they are slower and more expensive than electronic ballots, traditional ballots allow collection of votes from those unwilling or unable to vote electronically.