Ballot responses are anonymous
The only way that a response in any GoVote ballot can be identified as coming from you is if you identify yourself (e.g. by providing your name, telephone number or e-mail address) in answering one of the questions in the ballot.
Respondent anonymity is a non negotiable condition when GoVote agrees to conduct a ballot for a client. GoVote systems ensure all responses remain anonymous, even when participants are required to authenticate themselves with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or supply personal information about themselves, such as a date of birth. This is achieved through the use of two separate databases. One database holds all voter roll data, and the other contains voter preference data. These two databases are not linked, so an individual’s preference cannot be traced back to them.
We strive to ensure that user data is kept secure, and that we collect only as much personal data as is required to make our users’ experience with GoVote as efficient and satisfying as possible.
We offer Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session encryption and most of our clients choose this option. If the URL of your ballot begins with https:// your responses are being sent over a secure SSL encrypted connection. This means that whatever responses you send to GoVote, get to GoVote, and cannot be seen or received by anyone else. For more details, see our Security Statement.