This is an overview of the different poll types and voting methods that StrawPoll offers.
Anonymous polls are mainly used to find out the majority opinion of a medium to large group. StrawPoll offers the setting options whether participants can submit one or more choices, or whether participants can add their own answers.
A creator asking his/her followers about their preferences.
A company that wants to give back to its employees.
A sports club wants to elect a new position for the board of directors.
A discussion on a message board needs the opinion of the members.
Group polls are just the thing when the opinion of the individual is important. It is activated by enabling the "Require participants' names" option.We offer a number of different voting types, which are recommended depending on the number of participants in the poll. While the "participant grid" has proven itself with small groups, the "poll (default)" setting is clearer for larger groups.Great for sharing in your messenger like WhatsApp.
Small group decision
A group of friends vote on weekend plans.
Large group decision
A school class votes on their graduation lunch.
Meeting polls (or scheduling polls) are basically group polls with the peculiarity that the answer options consist of dates or times. These are great for planning meetings or finding a common date with friends. The "participant grid" is always used, where custom limits can be set for individual options.
Find a date that suits everyone best.
Custom option limits
An online course at various times, each with a limited number of slots.
Typically, straw polls are shared by sending a link. However, they can also be embedded on other web pages. Below you can see a live demo of an embedded poll. The example shows an anonymous poll, however, any type of poll can be embedded.