Success story

University of Tyumen

The University of Tyumen is one of the largest scientific and educational complexes in Russia. It consists of 13 institutes 2,000 teaching staff and 27,000 students.

What

General Student Elections

Two rounds of voting were held in seven institutes of the university to elect chairpersons to the council of students. There were 19 candidates and 2,000 voters.

Prior to using the Polys system, a lot of time and money was spent on the organization and logistics of traditional elections. The Electoral Commission had to print out and stamp the ballot papers, distribute them to the polling stations, train election staff and manually count the votes. On average, this took three days and involved 20–25 people.

Solution

Online voting with Polys

For the first round of voting, authorization on the Polys system was via email and some students had difficulty accessing corporate mail. The second round of elections solved those problems, with authorization issued via unique codes.

To access the election, students had to enter an eight-digit code on their mobile device, after which they could cast their vote. The second round of elections was more effective, with a turnout of 31%.

The average turnout over the two rounds was 18%.

Results

7Elections held
2kPeople voted
18%Average turnout

Quote

Artem Beryozkin
Artem Beryozkin,
Chairman of the Joint Council of Students of the University of Tyumen:

Organizing elections via Polys only took a few minutes! We saved a huge amount of time and were able to focus on informing students about the elections.

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