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Electronic voting and continuity of social dialogue during the crisis

The Voxaly brand, integrated for almost two years within Docaposte, offers an electronic voting tool allowing the remote organization of employee representative bodies (IRP) in companies and public bodies. This solution, in line with the emergency measures taken by the government in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, immediately delivers the voting results for all participants.

This tool allows each elected representative and participant to officially cast their vote, completely anonymously and securely, regardless of their geographic location and regardless of the digital terminal used (computer, tablet or smartphone). The organization of meetings and deliberations is left to the president or secretary of the meeting, who sends the invitations and follows the votes in real time.

Far from being reserved only for private organizations, Voxaly is positioned on electronic voting solutions for all types of professional elections, general meetings of listed companies such as associations, etc. Rather intended initially for large companies looking for time and money savings, the company has been working for two years with more varied structures, of all sizes. In 2019, Voxaly organized more than 1,500 CSE elections for more than 1.7 million voters, for all types of businesses, said a press release.

Electronic voting democratizes

In the context of health emergencies, Internet voting has gained more popularity among companies working telework, university bodies and municipal councils, authorized to meet remotely in accordance with the new legislative provisions published in recent times, has made shares Emmanuel Grua, CEO of Voxaly, at . For the specific needs of municipal councils, Voxaly even had to adopt new functionalities, such as the possibility of making public voting or accessing proxy voting.

The company has seen its business boom since the start of containment. “In April, there were almost 7,000 participants, corresponding to an average of 350 participants per day. In general, the tool receives around a hundred meeting votes each month. Here we are approaching 400, ”says Emmanuel Grua.

This heavy traffic has so far been well supported by the tool developed in SaaS mode. “In terms of technical infrastructure, we are sized to manage large volumes. In general, there are many small volume meetings. This meeting voting application is fully industrialized and automated, ”notes Emmanuel Grua.

“Last year, in the middle of the elections for the CSEs, electronic voting was acclaimed by 99% of our customers,” said Fannie Paris, marketing and digital manager. The “simplicity and speed of use” of the service are all assets that encourage professionals to take advantage of it, she maintains.

Is the health emergency setting a precedent? Emmanuel Grua notes that this trend towards dematerialization is not about to stop. “From the moment the legislative apparatus opens, this creates a breach in which organizations are engulfed. There is no turning back. Even if not all meetings will need to be dematerialized in the future, there is a good chance that this type of electronic voting tool will also be used face-to-face, “he explains.

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