How do I vote?
Elections SSMU uses a system called Simply Voting.
It’s a web-based voting platform that was developed by Brian Lack – a McGill alumnus and a previous CEO at Elections SSMU!
You should receive an email with a direct link to your ballot when polls open. If you haven’t received an email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also go to directly to the SSMU Simply Voting page and log in using your McGill Email and Password. If your login is successful, you will be shown a menu listing all the current ballots in which you are eligible to vote. You can also see all the previous ballots that you were eligible to vote and how you voted in those ballots.
Privacy and Security
Below is a blurb from the Simply Voting Website about the security of Simply Voting.
“Simply Voting was designed from the ground-up to eliminate the risk of electoral fraud. Voters who bypass authentication or have already voted are denied access to the ballot, and ballots are checked for validity before being accepted. Nobody could ever find out what a particular voter has voted as the results are stored anonymously.
Communication between your computer and our website is encrypted with 256-bit SSL, the highest level of protection. Our servers are “hardened” and are routinely subjected to PCI Compliance security scans. Our application code adheres to guidelines set out by the Open Web Application Security Project.”
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.