Polys


Digital Democracy Tool for Universities

Polys is a university tool that brings all democratic practices online, involving participants in the decision-making process.
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Bring digital democracy to all areas of university life
Make decisions on advisory councils
Award degrees and run elections for management staff quickly and securely through secret ballots.
Conduct student government elections
Students will be able to vote in one click from any device – smartphone, tablet or computer – and the results will be calculated automatically.
Collect instant feedback at conferences
Conduct polls and votes in real time at lectures, conferences and other events.
Allocate the university budget, taking the opinions of everyone into consideration
Initiative budgeting in HEIs promotes transparency and helps identify important spending items through dialogue with the university community.
Use Polys for student petitions
Give students the opportunity to express their views in a legitimate and convenient way.
What do we offer?
Multiple Voter Access Options
Voters can vote from any device by clicking on a link from an email or text message, using a PIN or QR code to access the vote
Multiple Voting Methods
Voters can choose one or more answer options, vote "for/against", or distribute points among the options.
Informative Ballot
You can add any information about candidates or answer options, images, and links, or provide a detailed description of the proposals.
Voter Notification
You can schedule a vote for any time without worrying voters will forget about it – Polys will send an invitation and a notification when voting starts.
Secret or Roll-Call Vote
Depending on your needs, you can conduct anonymous voting or voting where you can see who voted and how.
Observation of the Voting Process
All voting participants can see the turnout in real time via voting apps.
Instant Calculation of Results
The calculation and decryption of the results are carried out automatically — this eliminates the risk of errors and falsifications.
Safety and Trustworthiness
Polys is a project of Kaspersky, the world leader in the field of cybersecurity.

Make effective decisions now

Create five online votes with up to 20 voters for free or buy a license for more participants.

How Polys works?

Create easy-to-implement elections with Polys in five steps.
Приложение для создания голосований
Step 1.
Fill in the voting information
In the Organizer panel, enter a name for the vote, set the answer options and select a time.
Письмо с приглашением на голосование
Step 2.
Wait for invitations to be sent out to voters
On the eve of the vote, the system will send invitations or notifications to all the voters.
Приложение голосующего
Step 3.
Let everyone vote
Once invited, voters will be able to vote in the voting app.
Наблюдение за ходом голосования
Step 4.
Observe the process
When voting begins, all participants will be able to monitor the turnout in real time.
Результаты голосования
Step 5.
Collect results
After the vote ends, you can instantly see the results and upload a report with statistics.
Grow with Polys
Our platform is already used by universities around the world.
Find more information in our brochure

Get our free presentation further describing the benefits and uses of Polys.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How are the anonymity (secrecy) and security of voting ensured?
We use encryption to keep the intermediate voting results secret, and a blind signature mechanism for anonymization. You can find out how it works in our Whitepaper.
2. How can I vote using the Polys system?
You need to go to the Organizer panel and create a vote. Go to the main page https:/polys.me/ and click "Get Started" in the upper right corner. After that, fill in the fields at the "Creation" stage (title or main question, answer options, start and end dates), select the type of ballot, and the access method for voters.
3. What voting formats are available for universities?
There are four voting formats in the Polys system: single-option ballot, multiple-option ballot, multiple-option points system, and For/Against/Abstain. The organizer chooses the voting method.

A single-option ballot implies that the voter ticks one box on the ballot. For a multiple-option ballot, the voter will tick several boxes, in accordance with the number set by the organizer of the vote. A multiple-option points system ballot is a vote in which the voter distributes points between the answer options at their discretion. The For/Against/Abstain format allows a voter to vote on multiple issues or proposals in a single vote.

4. Is it possible to track who opened the link to receive the ballot, and who didn't?
Yes, in the Organizer panel you can see which of the participants went to the vote using the link from the email or text message and received a voting ballot. The list of these participants is displayed in the form of a table at the "Voting" stage.
5. How is the personal data of voters processed and how is their safety ensured?
In our system, voters' personal data is the name entered by the vote organizer when compiling the list, and the email address/phone numbers are not stored on the blockchain: we store them in the database of a special authentication service. The blockchain stores only the internal identifier assigned to the voter by this service.

Access to this database is limited and is only used to authenticate voters and send them notifications of upcoming polls. There is no other processing of voters' personal data in our system.
6. What are the ways to identify voters?
There are three types of voter identification in the Polys system: by email, text message or PIN code. In the case of identification by email or text message the voter follows a secure individual link and votes. For identification by PIN code, the voter goes to the vote via a public link, enters a unique PIN code and then votes.
7. Is it possible to create a vote during an academic council meeting?
Yes, you can create a vote on Polys very quickly – the preparation stage takes no more than five minutes. That makes our system ideal for voting during meetings of academic councils, for instant polls at conferences, or in a quick second round of voting in the event of a tie.
8. How is the legitimacy of elections ensured on the Polys system?
We use blockchain technology as a basis to ensure that the Polys voting system is verifiable. This is due to the immutability of the data recorded in the blockchain and the ability to verify the logic of all processes performed by smart contracts. Our system is designed to meet the requirements of digital voting and reflects the values of democracy in its architecture. You can find out more about what to check, and how, at each stage of voting in our Whitepaper.
9. Is it possible to add the logo and corporate identity of the university to the ballot/vote?
Yes, you can add the organization's logo to the splash screen of the voting application or paint the application in corporate colors. Terms are discussed individually with each customer.
10. Who can access the voting results and in what format?
As soon as the acceptance of votes is completed, the results will be visible to all the participants. Voters can see the results on their devices if they click on the link they used to vote. The voting protocol can be downloaded in the Organizer panel.
11. Is weighted voting possible?
Voting where the votes of some participants carry greater weight is already in development and will be available for use by the end of the year.