To create a public voting, the user must click on the “Manage Public Voting” tab from the left panel and then click on “Voting Round”.

A screen will appear where the user must click on “Create new voting round” which is visible on the Top right corner.Upon clicking on the same the page will be redirected with the following content:

  1. General
  2. Customized
  3. More

General

Under the general option the following fields are visible which user needs to complete to proceed further.

Title: Allows entering the title of the Public Voting
Start Date: The user must select the start date of the voting along with the time
End Date: The user must select the end date of the voting along with the time
Voting URL: This is the Public Voting URL for your Awards Voting. You need to add your desired text beside http://judgify.me/public-voting/. (Example: http://judgify.me/public-voting/ABCawards)
Please note: The above generated URL link can be pasted on your website. URL is unique and for each award/event.
Allow Login Type: The system allows the external voter to login to the public voting section through the following mediums. The user must select the desired check box beside the following social logins.
Facebook/ Twitter/ Google/ Linkedin
Live: The user must click on this option to make the voting live. This step is a must.

Customized

Under the customized option the following fields are visible which user needs to complete to proceed further.

BG colour for time left: Allows the user to select the desired colour for the background of time left (Shows the time left for the Voting session end time)

Text colour for banner: Allows the user to select the desired text colour for the banner.

Social icon colour for banner: Allows the user to select the required colour for the social icons which appear on the banner. (The external voter can user the social icons as share)

Voting Status: Shows the current status of voting to user. Such as how many users have voted.

Title on Banner: Shows the title of the award on the banner if the checkbox is selected.

Voting Duration on Banner: By selecting this option, the start date and the end date will be visible on the banner.

Social Share on Banner: Checking this option makes the social icons visible on the banner which the external vote can use to share on the desired medians.

Time left on Banner: Checking this options, displays the time left (Days/Hours/Minutes) on the banner.Label in Detail Page: This option allows your choice to display just value or value with label.

Example:
Value
John Smith, 29

Label with value
First Name : John/ Last Name : Smith/ Age : 29

More
Under this selection the user must complete fields.

Intro – Header: The user must give an heading for the voting
Intro – Description: The user must give the description about the voting
About Page: The user must enter detailed information about the page

Please note: All the above fields are mandatory and must be filled by the user.

Once the fields i.e. (General/Customized & More) are completed the user must click on “Create”.

Upon clicking on create; the page will get redirected to another screen with the following note:

"You need to create Voting type and Voting Field".

 The user must click on Voting Type link to define the type of voting for the external user. By clicking on Voting type the page will display a dropdown with the following list:

Voting type (List)

Selection - if the user selects this option then the external user/voter will notice a "Vote" option under the submission while voting.

The user must select the Maximum Selection (This is given in numbers) to create the voting type

Maximum Selection – The maximum number of vote a person can make.

Example:

Choose your 2 favourite categories

CAT - A
CAT - B
CAT - C
CAT - D

Yes/No - if the user selects this option then the external user/voter will notice couple of icons under the submission while voting.

The user must select the Maximum Selection (This is given in numbers) to create the voting type.

In addition, the user must select either of the following options from the "Icon" selection list

Yes/No
Up/Down
Correct/Wrong

Example:
Would you like to nominate CAT - A

Yes/No

Rating - By selecting this option the external user/voter will notice "star icons" under the submission while voting.

The user must select the Maximum Selection (This is given in numbers) to create the voting type.

In addition, the user must select the "star" option from the "Icon" selection list.

The user should define the Minimum and Maximum points.(This selection shows the number of star icons during the voting process).

Example:

Please rate the following categories (1 to 5 stars).

CAT - A
CAT - B
CAT - C
CAT - D

Upon making the necessary selections the user must click on "Create" tab, which will redirect to define Voting fields.

 Voting Fields

 In this page the user will notice 3 options, namely:

Video/Image Field - User must choose either a video or an image label. These are the submission(s) which are made by the entrant.(This content will be visible to the external voter during the voting process).

Text Field - allows the user to select the Text Field from the given dropdown list. The selection made will appear on the right side of the preview window.

Detail Field - allows the user to select multiple fields which is made visible during the voting process.

In addition to the above the user will notice a "Preview" on the right side of the screen. This is the representation of the submission appearance during voting which is visible to the external voter. 

Upon making the necessary selections the user must click on "Save" tab.

On this screen, you can find the following contents:
Submission ID
Title
Category

In addition the voting URL and the start date/end date can also be seen.

Above the tabular column the following buttons are visible:

Add to shortlist - The submission in the list can be shortlisted by selecting each submission(s) and click on "Add to shortlist" button. Only shortlisted submissions will be appearing in voting page.
Remove from Shortlist - The submission(s) from the list can be removed by using this option.
Shortlisted - Displays list of shortlisted submission(s).
Unshortlisted - Displays list of unshortlisted submissions.- Show All Buttons - By clicking on this button the display will re-arrange all the above options.

The user can use the "Remove Filter, Sort & Grouping" option to remove a particular filter or a sorting/group. The "Search" option can be used to search a particular submission(s) or their detail(s).

 The data display can be changed by clicking on the "Display" option and finally a report can be generated using the "Export CSV" option.

 On the top right corner, the user can notice a "Settings" tab. By clicking this tab the user can edit voting, voting types and the voting fields. Every time the user makes changes they must click on the "Update" tab. 

 Voting Result

To check the voting result the user must click on "Manage Public Voting" and then click on "Voting Result".

 Upon clicking the same a page will display a tabular column with the following contents - Submission ID/ Title/ Category/ Total/ No of Votes/ Average Rating.

In addition to the above the "Voting type" and the "Number of voters" (in numbers) are displayed. 

Above the tabular column the following options are visible:

Remove Filter, Sort & Grouping - This option allows user to remove a particular filter or a sorting/group.
Search - This option can be used to search a particular submission(s) or their detail(s).
Display - The data display can be changed by using this option.
Export CSV - A report can be generated using this option. 

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