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Here's an excerpt from the project description for uniVote:

uniVote system has been created as a tool to facilitate lives of people who like relying on their teams in making quick decisions. It is simple and fast, and will work equally well for a CEO with a T1 connection, and a 15 year-old kid with a 56K modem, in any browser they fancy.

After going through a one-step quick registration with uniVote, you will be automatically logged into the system and start using it right away. Using uniVote, you can create nearly any type of a poll or an election and request a group of people of any size to vote on an issue that you will state.

The system is indeed simple and truly universal. Here's why:

1. You are the one who specifies the question: you can put the question in any form or shape, and make it as long as you want. No limits. At all.

2. You are the one who specifies the choices. Again, you are not limited to the number, form or shape of the choices - you phrase them, and make as many of them as you want.

3. You specify the type of the vote. There are just about 4 ways to vote on an issue - and any one of them can be used in uniVote. They are as follows:

Single Selection - the respondent to the vote must select only one of the choices you have provided.
Multiple Selection - the respondent to the vote is allowed to select more than one choice - in fact, he can cast a vote for every single choice, if he is that indifferent.
Ranking - the respondent to the vote must rank the choices and put them in order.
Allocation - The respondent to the vote must distribute a given number of points (usually 100 times the number of choices) amongst the choices.

4. You specify the people that you would like to vote on the issue by entering their e-mail addresses. The number of people who can be listed is not limited - and that way you can conviniently limit the vote to a certain group of people - it will not be public and its results will not be unnecessarily altered by a third party.

5. You do not have to inform every single person about it - the uniVote will take care of it by sending out polite e-mails on your behalf inviting people to vote and telling them where to go to do that.

6. You can impose a deadline on the vote - those who are responsible and considerate, will vote on time; those who pass on it will not be counted.

7. You yourself don't have to know how to count, tally, average, compute, keep track, or otherwise make sure that you get everyone's opinion - the system will take care of that, presenting you with results in convenient format with visual stimuli (progress bars `~) ).

8. Enjoy.

Though uniVote is currently offline for a transfer to a more reliable database engine and additional reworking, you can take a look at some screenshots: