Overview of “voting” from the frontend
2.5.1 What is it for?
The voting module allows voting for citizen proposals or specific questions that the institution wants to raise.
In each vote we can include as many questions as we see fit, adding different closed answers to each one.
2.5.2 Permissions and Tips
“Voting” proposal module
Verified Users


  • Although we may have associated voting with issues of great importance, given the ease that CONSUL DEMOCRACY offers for its configuration and dissemination, they can also be used for everyday issues (such as the type of light bulbs that the City Council should acquire) or to organize contests to be resolved by popular vote.
  • Make it clear from the beginning whether or not the vote is binding to avoid misunderstandings.
  • Keep in mind that this module is designed to carry out voting, not to carry out surveys, since it only includes closed answers, the results are shown aggregated.
2.5.3 How do I configure it?
Voting is created and configured from its own space within the administrator interface:
Administration> Voting
Overview of "voting" from the admin interface
We can create a vote from this section by clicking the "create vote" button on the top right.
Window when clicking "Create vote"
The first thing we have to configure is the basic information of our vote. "Name", "Summary" and "Description" will be the public information presented on the voting web page (each voting has its own web page; all of them are listed in the voting section of the platform). Internet voting will be possible between the "Start Date" and the "End Date". You can upload an "Image", which will be displayed in the voting list in the corresponding section. The "restricted by geozone" checkbox allows you to restrict the users who can vote in the poll to a specific area. We can also align our voting with the 2030 Agenda.
Once a vote has been defined, you can see the information of this, and different subsections: questions, ballot boxes, table presidents, count and results (these last two options once the vote has started).
Creation of voting questions”
The "Create question" button allows you to create a new question. In the first form, only the question itself is needed. Once created, we will see an "Edit answers" button next to the question. In the following form, you can add the possible answers with the "Add answer" button. Each response can include a description, images, documents, and videos. All this information will be displayed on the voting web page, under all the answers. To upload material, click on the "Image List", "Document List" or "Video List" links on the right-hand side, once the response has been created.
  • If you want to enable voting booths in addition to digital voting, this can be configured through the "Voting booths" section, which we will explain later.
In the count and results section, you can find links to see the partial results of each ballot box. Keep in mind that the recount section differentiates between two types of recounts: recounts (carried out by polling station presidents) and votes (automatically recorded by the platform). This comparison helps verify that the process was successful. Once the voting has finished, there are two boxes in the results section to make public the results and the statistics of the voting. Those results will be displayed on the public voting page.


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