How to create a secure online ballot

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    SusanCantor
    Asked on March 01, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    I created a ballot allowing only one submission per IP address (also checks cookies). Only club members are allowed to vote- how do I prevent club members from sharing the form link with non-members? I will be sending the link to members by email, but will not ask for ID on the form (it is a closed vote so the voter ID should not be evident on the form). 

    Thank you for your help. Any tips on making the voter form more secure would be appreciated.


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    aubreybourke
    Answered on March 01, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    Unfortunately there is no way to authenticate a user. According to our terms of use login forms are forbidden. So there is no way to prevent users sharing links with non-users. 

    Also if you want to keep the results anonymous, you might not want the user to authenticate. Because that would reveal their identity.

    The IP check is probably the only thing you can do to restrict your submissions while keeping your users anonymous.