Online voting at Amnesty International assemblies

Amnesty International is a global defender of human rights that was founded in 1981. Today, sixty years after its creation, it runs operations in over 150 countries and boasts millions of volunteers, who are willing to go above and beyond in order to prevent serious abuses of civil, political, social, cultural and economic rights.

In Spain, Amnesty International has more than 90,000 members, and a network of more than 2,000 activists. As a governing body, the association has a general assembly held every year. This time, to comply with covid restrictions they were forced to get creative. It was then that they contacted Kuorum.

Maximum security for an online assembly

The annual assembly is a very important event for large associations such as Amnesty International. In them, the activity of the previous year is reviewed, accounts are rendered, the people who will represent the governing bodies are elected and the actions to be taken in the next year are discussed.

By hiring an electronic voting service provider, the association wanted to ensure that it had the maximum guarantees ensuring that everything worked optimally and all its voters had the best experience possible during the event. For this reason, the association opted for our premium level of service, which offers maximum security – both for identification and information – and has telephone assistance dedicated to resolving any potential incidents voters may experience.

Secure, secret and certified online vote

One of the advantages of online voting when compared to face-to-face voting is that the vote count is instantaneous. Amnesty International was able to download a file with the final results within seconds of closing the vote. These minutes are automatically signed by the provider, so that the association can present them at any public registry office.

After the assembly, Amnesty International evaluated the process. Voters were very pleased with the simplicity and security of the technology. The incident rate was below 5% and all were resolved in real time through the telephone support service.

Our clients have the benefit from the maximum guarantees while making decisions within their organisations. At Kuorum we take care of everything so that your events are a success and you can focus on what is really important. If you need support for the organisation of an assembly or an online meeting, contact us and we will analyse your specific case to offer you the best solution.