Frequently asked questions about Innovote

Overview

Does Innovote support public voting (aka audience voting)?

Voting portals can be configured either for a closed set of people (usually juries, experts, judges etc) where you will create a username and password for each one. Or you can switch to self registration (audience mode) where anyone can enter an email address to start voting.

What do I need to use Innovote at my event/award?

Provide a wifi with internet to your users. That's all. It's that simple. As long as they can reach the web they can reach our global data centers. The data transferred to your clients is minimal, but if you'd like to host Innovote inside your own event network contact us to discuss.

How can I customize the voting?

Innovote supports two modes. Simple mode lets your users choose a single winner. Scorecard mode lets you create different criteria that users judge the nominees on.

What about data privacy?

For your account we collect your email address and store it while your account exists. If you enable self registration (audience voting) for your voting portal the email addresses are collected and stored in your account as long as the event/award exists. Deleting your account will also delete your events/awards. We use privacy-aware analytics provided by Fathom, whose privacy policy you can read here.

What is a voting portal?

A voting portal let's you collect jury or audience votings on a number of nominees. Results are aggregated accross a voting portal, so you could have seperate voting portals for different awards, pitching rounds or event days. Each one in your account has a unique link (e.g. innovote.io/youreventname) and counts towards your total.

How can I customize my voting portal?

In terms of design you can add your own logo (visible at the top of each screen) and choose a primary color used to highlight active elements.

What is a nominee?

Depending on what your event or award is celebrating you could have startups, innovators, projects or ideas as a nominee. The term used for the nominee in your voting portal is customizable.

What cookies do you store?

Our policy is to not use any cookies except for authentication and anti-forgery detection, both which are required technical cookies. Therefore we don't need to bother you or your event users with any cookie consent but just link to this information. We like this simple approach. We think you will too. Our analytics is provided by privacy-aware Fathom Analytics which also follows a similar cookie-free operation, but for details check out their privacy policy.