5 Reasons City Councils and County Boards are Adopting OpenMeeting’s Electronic Voting and Discussion Management Software

Find out why more and more city councils and county boards across the country are using OpenMeeting Technologies’ electronic voting software.

OpenMeeting has the ability to empower you and the rest of your organization to conduct better, faster, easier legislative meetings. Simplify meeting set up, agenda management, documentation, and visualization of all procedures.

Total Display Control

In a time of virtual board meetings, the OpenMeeting platform seamlessly connects all meeting participants and ensures everyone in the meeting sees all they need to see, when they need to see it. Meeting members follow the agenda on the Member App using their personal devices (including, Apple, Android, and Windows devices). All members are prompted to complete procedural actions as needed. Public observers are able to see meeting events in real-time using the Public Display.

Total Display Control

Time Management

Keeping a city council or county board meeting on schedule can be one of the biggest challenges. The Discussion Manager aides the Board Chair by providing the ability to set times for speakers and discussion. The time is displayed for all participants to see. Speakers are able to see how much time they have left or when it’s their turn to speak. The Chair has control over the length of time board members are allowed to discuss their point, and they’re able to adjust the time as needed.

Click to Vote

Click to Vote

One of the most important features of our Member App is the real-time, simultaneous, single-click voting. Board members are shown a simple interface that requires a single-click to vote. All board members are able to vote at the same time. This speeds up the voting process and removes undue influence.The results from the vote are tabulated and displayed immediately.

Visualize Procedures

If public participants are able to keep up with the board discussion, it’s nearly impossible for them to follow all of the meeting procedures. Not being able to see where the meeting is in the agenda can leave citizens feeling confused and unsure. OpenMeeting’s Public Display removes questions around the details and clearly presents to the public what’s happening in the meeting.

Display the Details with Public Display

Easy Remote Meetings

To top it all off, all of this can be done from anywhere. Meeting Manager runs on the clerk’s computer wherever they are, and the Member App runs on almost any device, allowing for in-person meetings and remote meetings, or even a mix of both when needed. Total flexibility and accessibility for everyone involved.

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