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jage

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Doing an Audience Poll
« on: November 09, 2015, 04:59:01 PM »
Hello. We're trying to set up a way to do an electronic  secret ballot election for up to perhaps 100 people. I was thinking that perhaps someone has figured out how to do a WWTBAM-style audience poll for questions, where a room is poled and the result is displayed somewhere. Basically, each audience member could press A for one choice or B for another choice etc. with the results counted somewhere. We don't need to, or want to know who voted for what. Also, not everyone in the room would have a smartphone, so a software option wouldn't be practical.
Thanks for any ideas.

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 05:18:50 PM »
I would assume that you can search for 'keypad voting system,' and pick who you like/will do it well/for good value.
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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 08:27:37 PM »
What's your budget?

jage

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 08:46:58 PM »
I'm seeing systems around for $3,000 or more for 100 units. Perhaps getting down to 2 grand would be helpful.

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 11:17:10 PM »
I wonder if you could buy a load of cheap shitty Android phones with Bluetooth or WiFi and set up a local system.

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 12:31:35 AM »
I had no idea that cheap crap like that was even made or sold. What in the hell would it be good for?

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 04:33:46 AM »
I don't even know if I would trust that seller...
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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 09:17:19 AM »
Can you setup something using Google Forms and have people cast votes via web through their own smart device?

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 09:29:02 AM »
I had no idea that cheap crap like that was even made or sold. What in the hell would it be good for?

3rd world phones.

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jage

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2015, 01:14:48 PM »
Can you setup something using Google Forms and have people cast votes via web through their own smart device?
That's a definite possibility, as long as we can enforce one vote per person. WWTBAM had the AOL voting which I'm sure was just a simplish script of some kind. Thanks for the ideas.

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2015, 05:35:11 PM »
I'm a little late to the thread here, but we use an Android App called "Plickers" (http://www.plickers.com) at our schools to tabulate votes of large groups of students in a classroom.  The students hold up a piece of paper a certain way for answers A, B, C, and D, and then your cell phone's camera grabs the results as you pan around the room.  Depending on the light in the room where you will be taking the vote, it might be usable for you.

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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2015, 12:54:22 AM »
Well that's going on the list of "Things I Didn't Know I Wanted."
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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2015, 01:06:27 AM »
I'm a little late to the thread here, but we use an Android App called "Plickers" (http://www.plickers.com) at our schools to tabulate votes of large groups of students in a classroom.  The students hold up a piece of paper a certain way for answers A, B, C, and D, and then your cell phone's camera grabs the results as you pan around the room.  Depending on the light in the room where you will be taking the vote, it might be usable for you.
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Re: Doing an Audience Poll
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2015, 01:51:56 PM »
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