PollUnit Help

The PollUnit principle

PollUnit was designed to easily make decisions in groups. We offer different methods for decision making. You can combine these methods and functions freely and create polls, todo lists, prioritizations and much more and adapt them to your needs.

PollUnit works like this:

  • Create a PollUnit and choose what to vote on
  • Send the link to your PollUnit to all participants
  • Give your attendees time to vote
  • Send the result of your PollUnit to all participants

Create a PollUnit

With the PollUnit wizard You can easily create in 5 simple steps surveys, staff lists, or prioritizations.

Wizard 1 - Basic settings

In the basic settings you determine the title of your PollUnit, the target and voting type of the poll. You can also add a description and location to your poll.

Wizard 2 - Options

Here you can add your options to your poll. Depending on your poll type setting in Wizard Step 1, you can enter dates, time periods, pictures or free text.

In Wizard Step 4 (Advanced) you can enable your participants to add theire own options.

Wizard 3 - Design

In the design step you can customize your PollUnit. You can choose from several ready-made themes. In addition, you have various effects available such as snow or fireflies.

As a premium user, you can also create your own design and upload your own logos and use them in your poll.

Wizard 4 - Advanced

In the advanced settings you can activate various functions. Please refer to the section "Advanced settings".

Wizard 5 - Invitations

In the last step, you can invite your participants. You can inform your users in 4 different ways.

Invite users via email

You can automatically invite your user via PollUnit by entering their e-mail addresses. You can give PollUnit access to your Google Contacts; this simplifies the input of the e-mail addresses.

The member link is an encrypted link. This link gives your users access to your PollUnit. You can share this link by e-mail and messenger of choice or post it on your homepage.

The admin link works like the member link with one important difference. With the admin link the user gets the permission to edit your PollUnit.

Share a PollUnit via WhatsApp, Facebook...

With a click on the appropriate provider such as WhatsApp, Facebook or Twitter, you can share the member link.

Poll types

The poll type describes the type of your options. You can change the poll type in the poll wizard step 1 (PollUnit),


Voting on freely selectable texts. Ideal for staff lists, brainstorming and anything that can be expressed in words.


Voting on pictures incl. Gallery. This type of survey allows you and your participants to upload and rate images.


Vote for a date. Ideal for finding appointments for a full day.

Date with time

Vote on a date. Ideal for appointments.

Date range

Voting on date periods. Ideal for appointments over several days.

Time range

Voting on time periods.

Poll target

You can choose between 3 different poll targets. The setting can be found in the wizard step 1 (PollUnit) in the schema settings for advanced users.

Find best option

The option with the most votes is the best option. Choose this, if for instance you want to find a common appointment.

Best distribution of options

This Method tries to distribute options among participants, so that everyone gets the option he/she likes.
Choose this method, when You for example want to create a service schedule: A set of dates has to be distributed among the participants.

Lowest resistance

This method is looking for the option with the highest acceptance in a group. Your participants can cast resistance votes. The options with the least rejection wins.

Vote types

You can choose between 3 different types of votes. The setting can be found in the wizard step 1 (PollUnit) in the schema settings for advanced users.

Yes / No

Simple voting with Yes / No

Star rating

Users can rate options with 0-5 stars.


Users can distribute a predefined number of points among the PollUnit's options. This is how it works:

  • Each participant receives a fixed number of points
  • Each participant distributes his points to the options
  • The option with the most points wins

With the poll target 'least resistance' you can flip the rating and the option wins with the least negative votes.

Dots per option

Defines the maximum points a user can assign to one option.

Dots per voter

Defines the amount of points a user can distribute among the options.

Advanced settings

The advanced settings can be found in the wizard Step 4 (Advanced)


Your PollUnit's participants are allowed to write comments, if they are logged in.

Allow new options

Allows participants to add new options to your PollUnit.

Allow only invited

Only users, who received an invitation, are allow to participate in this PollUnit (Users must have a PollUnit account or have to register when they receive the invitation).


In a private PollUnit, participants cannot see other participants' votes. The votes become visible when the PollUnit is closed. However the creator can view the result at any time.

Single select

Participants have to decide for one option.

Limit per option

With this, You control how many participants can vote for the same option.


Set a deadline for your PollUnit, if voting should be allowed only until a certain date.

Password protection

Secure your PollUnit with a password. Users can only participate and view the PollUnit's result if they know the password.


Addons allow you to add more fields to your options. In order to activate addons, you have to check the desired addon in the Scheme settings in the Wizard Step 1 (PollUnit).


If enabled, a free text can be added to the options in your poll.

If enabled, a link can be added to the options in your poll. Links consist of a URL and a title.


Besides editing a PollUnit, you can use as admin further functions to manage your online group decision.

Close PollUnit

When you close your PollUnit, your invited users will automatically be notified about the result off your poll.

Once you have closed your PollUnit, it will not be possible to vote. In order to close your PollUnit you have to visit your PollUnit via admin link.

Delete options

To delete an option, visit the Adminlink of your PollUnit and click the delete icon under the corresponding option.

Delete comments

As admin, you can also delete comments from other participants. To delete a comment, visit the Adminlink of your PollUnit and click on the delete icon on the corresponding comment.

We have implemented this feature to allow the owners of PollUnits to delete inappropriate or abusive comments. For the most transparent group decision, the deletion of a comment is saved in the Activity Log of your PollUnit.

Deleting comments from others is a premium feature.

Delete votes

As admin, you can delete participants from your PollUnit. To remove a participant from your group decision, visit the Adminlink of your PollUnit and click the delete icon next to the user's name.

We have implemented this feature to allow the owners of PollUnits to delete duplicate and unauthorized votes. To make group decisions as transparent as possible, deleting voices is stored in the Activity Log of your PollUnit.

Deleting participants and theire votes is a premium feature.


Evaluate PollUnit directly

To get to the evaluation, open your PollUnit and click on evaluation. You will get an overview of the options as well as your participants. If you have used the invite function, you will also see which users have not yet voted.

Evaluation of a single option

To get an overview of a single option, click on the corresponding option under Options in the evaluation. A list with the participants is displayed. You get an overview of who votes for this option and who does not.

Export PollUnit as CSV

As an admin of a poll, you can export the participants and their votes as CSV. You can open and evaluate this CSV file in the office program of your choice (such as Open Office, Excel, ...).

My Account

As a registered user, you have some advantages with PollUnit that we can not make accessible to anonymous users. When logged in, you will see your name in the main menu. Under this menu item you will find the links to your PollUnits, Themes, Logos and your Account Settings.

My PollUnits

Here is a list of PolUnits you can access. These are PollUnits you have created, but also polls where you have participated.

Edit PollUnit

By clicking the pencil icon you can get to the Wizard of your PollUnit.

Delete PollUnit

By clicking the trash icon you can delete your PollUnit.

Clone PollUnit

By clicking the copy icon you can clone your PollUnit. This means that your poll with all its options will be cloned to a new PollUnit. You can then customize and re-vote for it.

My Themes

Here you can manage your own themes. A theme consists of a background graphic and a color scheme. You can choose this when creating your PollUnit in the Wizard Step 3 (Design).

Create new theme

By clicking "Create new theme" you can create your own theme.

Edit theme

By clicking the pencil icon you can edit your theme.

Delete theme

By clicking the trash icon you can delete your PollUnit.

My Logos

Here you can create your own logos. You can choose this when creating your PollUnit in the Wizard Step 3 (Design).

Create new logo

By clicking "Create new logo" you can upload your own logo.

Edit logo

By clicking the pencil icon you can reupload your logo.

Delete logo

By clicking the trash icon you can delete your logo.

My Account

Here you can edit your personal data such as name, email, password and language.

You can also delete your account here. By deleting your account, all your PollUnits, votes, themes, logos and premium purchases will be deleted. You can not undo this!

Missing a feature?

You need more help or you have a feature that could help you and other users make more effective decisions? Feel free to contact us at support@pollunit.com.

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