Frequently Asked Questions
Votings are happening everywhere and our service can be used on any level. Anyway, here we will be collecting specific cases of Polys usage.
What is Polys?
Polys is online voting system based on blockchain technology and backed with transparent crypto algorithms. It consists of desktop app to create vote and mobile app to actually vote. You can download them on relative page on our website.
What is a blockchain?
A blockchain can be thought of as a distributed database. Information held on a blockchain exists as a shared and continually reconciled database. Because of that the blockchain database isn’t stored in a single location, meaning the records it keeps are truly public and easily verifiable. No centralized version of this information exists for a hacker to corrupt. Hosted by millions of computers simultaneously, its data is accessible to anyone on the Internet. You can find more information in the Technology section.
Is it secure?
Absolutely. Unlike regular servers where stored data can be hacked or manipulated, data in a blockchain is kept in blocks on the computers of all the network participants. So it’s impossible to hack it because to do so you would have to hack all the machines in the network. It’s also impossible to steal it because it’s encrypted.
Are the votes anonymous?
Yes. Voter anonymity is assured thanks to the transparent algorithms we use on top of the blockchain. You can find more information on the technical side of voting in the Technology section.
What can I do with Polys?
Polys lets you hold elections online. You simply create a vote in the Organizer panel on the site and fill in the voting information (names of candidates or other participants along with descriptions). Polys does the rest, such as sending notifications to voters and counting votes.
What types of elections can I hold with Polys?
The types of elections available include a traditional vote (majority voting) where voters choose a single candidate and a more complex method where a voter can vote for several candidates (cumulative voting). You can find out more about the vote types in the User Guide.
How do voters vote?
There are three ways of casting a vote — by email, using unique codes, and public voting. Below is a little more information about each of them. EMAIL Polys sends an email to each voter with a secure voting link. Voters cast their vote from their devices by simply clicking the link. This is a fast and convenient method for private groups, communities, and small businesses where each member has their own email. UNIQUE CODES Polys generates unique codes. Voters receive these codes in printed or some other format and vote on a public computer or their own devices. This method is suitable for a combination of online and offline voting. It is the ideal solution for political party leadership ballots and electing the governments of cities, regions or countries. PUBLIC VOTE A public vote has a special link, and is open to everyone who can view it. This method is suitable for voting at public conferences, meetings, and other public events.
How many voters can vote?
Polys can support an unlimited number of voters per election. If you need details on how this works, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I launched a vote and then found a mistake. Can I fix it?
When voting is under way, nothing can be changed. This is one of the advantages of blockchain technology, which excludes the manipulation of results after voters have already started voting. If it was a critical mistake, you will have to hold a new vote.
A voter made a mistake. Can I change their vote?
Nobody can make changes to the voting process or the results. Polys is based on blockchain and all elections are immutable.
When will voters be able to see the results?
The results appear on screen as soon as voting has ended at a set time. Voters can view the result by clicking on the link they used to vote.
What is the ‘Beta version’ of your product?
We are delighted to be able to make our product available so we can get early feedback and iterate on it. We realize that at this stage flaws are possible and that’s why we are calling it ‘Beta’. We hope for your understanding if something goes wrong and will be extremely grateful for your feedback, comments, and reports. Every response will make our product better and help us achieve our main goal of creating a hi-end voting system that will change the way people vote. You can open the Organizer panel and create your own FREE online vote right now!