Voting

 

VOTING

To vote you must be 16 years of age or older with valid photo identification.  No exceptions will be made.

You must register in person at the Voting Headquarters:

Magic Valley Arts Council’s Twin Falls Center for the Arts, 195 River Vista Place, Twin Falls, ID

You will receive your individual Elector ID and Password, then go to:

https://magicvalleyhasart.simplyvoting.com/

and follow the online instructions.

Each time a participant logs onto the system the entry and venue numbers are scrambled into a random order. The purpose of this is to avoid the first few artists or venues from receiving all the votes.  To search through the entries, type “Command F” for Mac users and “Control F” for PC users.  This will bring up a search box where you will be able to type in an artist or venue name.

Voting Headquarters is open for registration & voting beginning on Friday, June 26 through Saturday July 11, 2020.

Voting Registration hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Sunday. Online voting can take place with your voter registration number any time between June 26 – July 11 at midnight.

Final Day:  Saturday, July 11, 2020 voting registration closes at 6 pm but you may continue to vote online until midnight.

In the general competition it is required that you vote for your top sixteen (16) choices.  There are sixteen categories of artwork and you may vote for one in each category if desired.  In the Youth Competition you must vote for your 4 top choices in each category: Elementary K-2 (grades K-2), Elementary 3-5 (grades 3-5), Middle School (grades 6-8), and High School (grades 9-12).

Your ballot will not be counted as valid unless it is complete.

There will be many volunteers present at the voting center to help you enter your votes online if you wish.  Voting may be completed on any computer/phone/tablet with an internet connection. Once you submit a ballot, the results are encrypted and stored in a database. Your Elector ID is then flagged as “voted” and will not be eligible to vote on this ballot again.

Introducing Simply Voting

This is the software used by Art & Soul to conduct online voting. It makes voting more convenient, less costly, and more environmentally friendly.

Privacy and Security

Simply Voting was designed from the ground-up to eliminate the risk of electoral fraud. Voters who bypass authentication or have already voted are denied access to the ballot, and ballots are checked for validity before being accepted. Results are stored anonymously so it is impossible to track votes back to a particular registrant.

Communication between your computer and our website is encrypted with 256-bit SSL, the highest level of protection. Our servers are “hardened” and are routinely subjected to PCI Compliance security scans. Our application code adheres to guidelines set out by the Open Web Application Security Project.

Contact the Magic Valley Arts Council with your questions at  208-734-ARTS (2787)

www.magicvalleyartscouncil.org

https://magicvalleyhasart.simplyvoting.com/