Your school board will want to compare the cost of running an electronic election to the funding you will receive from the Ministry of Education. Here's an explanation of how our online calculator works.
ESTIMATE YOUR ELECTORAL ROLL (ER)
Our costs are based on how many people are registered to use the voting platform.
Your school roll is not the same as your electoral roll. But experience tells us that if you multiply the school roll by 1.4, you will get a pretty close estimate. (If you are an intermediate school, then multiply by 1.7).
There will be variations, especially for very small or very large schools, and sometimes for special schools. We ensure that post-election adjustments are made so that you get a refund if the electoral roll is over-estimated, and we send you another invoice if we have underestimated your ER.
ADD YOUR STAFF ROLL
In almost all instances, a staff election takes place at the triennial election. (This is because anyone elected to this position since the last triennial election has filled an "actual vacancy", and so the term expires when that postion expires.)
We've kept everything simple! Even though this is a separate election, just add to your parent representative ER total.
CHOOSE A PACKAGE
The Manage-Your-Own Package gives your Returning Officer a licence to use the My School Election electronic voting platform.
The Full Service Package manages the online election process for you. FREE: up to 10% of your Electoral Roll can choose to receive a postal vote at no additional cost to you.
ADD A STUDENT ELECTION
Secondary schools and schools with year 10 students and above may choose to add a student election at a sharply discounted rate to keep within the funding provided by the Ministry of Education.
USE THE ONLINE CALCULATOR
The online calculator on the front page of this website does the maths for you. We show you both packages so you can compare costs.
Discounts are available for early bookings (prior to 1 May, 2022).
Large schools should also ask whether a special rate may apply.