I am trying to develop a solution that is able to capture votes for multiple candidates, and afterwards charges a poll tax.
Basically, by choosing to vote, the participant is agreeing to pay a kind of poll tax; they can vote for as many or as few of the candidates as they want and the charge remains the same. (I.E. they can still pay money to abstain from voting, and they can pay to vote for each and every candidate.)
Ideally, the survey/vote mechanism would be integrated with the banking solution. Additionally, the banking solution should be able to generate confirmations (transmitted to the voter), track customers by email, and cut checks/transfers. As you might expect, I'm hoping for a competitive rate, and a minimum of fees (and the world).
Currently I am managing the domain with Google Apps (email/docs/cal), hosting the candidate information using Google Sites, there is an associated Google Group, and the offical blog is on Tumblr.
- Solutions that leverage any of these are preferred (I don't know if there are, though Sites has various survey and transaction addins).
- For instance, is it possible to use Google Forms to record votes, then link to checkout in some way that a vote isn't recorded until the transaction goes through?
- Solutions that propose completely new setups are still appreciated as the site's legs are not long.
- I'd rather stay away from password locked surveys where you would have to pay first to get a password to engage the ballot