How to get started using the online voting tool from Doodle

Doodle makes it remarkably easy to better organize and plan events, meetings, appointments and more. You create a poll to allow your participants to vote on the times that they would like for an event. In minutes, you have found the best time for everyone to attend! You can also use this tool for any kind of voting you like. Simply start a poll with the button at the top of the page. You can sign up for a free account using your Facebook, Google, or Microsoft account. You can also sign up for an account with simply your name and an email address. Start using this online voting tool today!

Create a poll

The 4-step online voting tool – A guide

Select ‘Create a Doodle’ at the top of the page to begin Step 1. For our example, we’ll call our event “Board Meeting” but of course you can use Doodle for any kind of event you like. The location of the meeting is ‘our offices’ and we added a little note, which would be to look over the agenda beforehand. If you’re collecting opinions from your poll participants instead of trying to find the best time for a meeting you can choose ‘text’ during step 2.

Online voting tool step 1

For the board meeting in February, we’ll be sure to add several time options so that our participants can make sure they can find the best time. You have two options for choosing times for your meeting. If you connect your calendar to Doodle you can see your proposed time options next to your current appointments. Or you can choose the times from the month view if you’d like to take the wide view.

Online voting tool step 2

Here’s where it gets really interesting. If you’d like to add some additional features to your poll, you can do so during step 3. Choose yes, no, if-need-be, limited options, or make the Doodle poll hidden for example.

Here you can also see several Premium Doodle options such as poll deadlines and additional information requests.

Online voting tool step 3

The last step is to finalize the poll and send out your invitations. You can send the link to your poll using your own email, or you can have Doodle send out the invitations for you. If you’ve connected your address book you can add participants automatically, or you can simply type email addresses in the box. Your participants can then choose from the options you’ve added and in minutes you’ve found the best time to meet for your meeting! Or you’ve collected the most popular opinion on anything with just a few clicks.

Get started with this great voting tool and start scheduling meetings (or anything else you like) today!


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