Simplify Voting in Legislative Board Meetings

Local governments across the United States are using the OpenMeeting software to simplify voting in their legislative board meetings.

Voting is one of the most important parts of any legislative board meeting. OpenMeeting’s software makes meetings more efficient, removes, undue influence, and more!

Electronic Voting

Real-time, simultaneous, single-click voting in the OpenMeeting software replaces verbal roll call voting. When it is time to weigh in and make decisions, board members are shown a simple interface requiring a single click to cast their vote at the the same time as every other board member. This speeds up the voting process significantly and more importantly removes undue influence. The results are tabulated and displayed immediately with all details of the vote recorded behind the scenes automatically. Everything is clear and accountable and the time it saves busy board members is invaluable.

Display the Details

Even if public participants and observers can keep up with the discussion in a government meeting it is near impossible for them to follow and process all of the motions, seconds, amendments and most importantly votes. That can leave citizens confused and unsure about the process they are participating in. The Public Display removes the questions around the details of the proceedings and clearly presents to the public what is being considered, who has the floor, who is engaged in specific procedural actions and how each member votes in real-time. This helps the public feel fully engaged in the meeting and greatly reduces confusion and anxiety around the detailed proceedings.

Rules Matter

While facilitating good discussion during meetings is important, there are certain processes and procedures that must be followed in order for the board to fulfill its primary purpose of making critical decisions about items on the meeting agenda. It is up to the Board Chair to ensure that proper procedures are maintained and Discussion Manager helps take on this detailed responsibility.

With a simple click, the Chair is able to present, manage and advance procedural actions like, motions, seconds, amendments and most importantly voting. The Discussion Manager guides the Chair through these procedures ensuring nothing is missed and everything complies with board rules. It allows the Chair to focus their effort on guiding the tone of the meeting and quality of the discussion rather than getting lost in concerns of bothersome procedural compliance.

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