Opening for a public vote
Zealous allows you to open any opportunity to a public vote.
The following needs to be considered when setting up a public vote:
At least one of your round results, or your submissions, need to be made public.
Public voting is not restricted to start and end dates - this is to allow them to run in parallel to other selection processes (you can control access to public voting by making only certain rounds results public)
You can turn the public voting on and off at any time
Public votes are counted across the entire opportunity - so should you open to a public vote, close it, and open it again, previous votes would still show, with new votes being added to them
If you choose to judge submissions anonymously and open a public vote, the public will vote on anonymous submissions
To set up public voting:
Log in to your account
Go to your opportunity dashboard
Click on 'Schedule & Rounds' on the bottom left menu
Scroll to the bottom and turn public voting on
You will then be able to view the total amount of public votes on your dashboard, as well as order submissions from most votes to least votes.
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