- By Jen Aceto -
Polco Live allows local governments conduct real-time engagement at remote or in-person events
Polco’s new live polling feature lets local governments hear from residents instantly.
Polco Live allows local leaders to poll their communities in real time, delivering insightful feedback while keeping their communities engaged. The new feature is custom-made to gather crucial information about any issue in numerous settings, whether it be a streaming event, a video call, or an in-person meeting. Polco Live integrates with live video streaming services like Facebook and YouTube Live, allowing for a completely virtual community engagement experience.
“Imagine being able to propose policy in either a virtual setting or an in-person one and in an instant receive feedback, data and comments from your audience to inform decision making,” said Polco CEO Nick Mastronardi. “We believe this not only changes the game for local governments now in the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the future of community engagement.”
Polco Live provides an easy way to gather important feedback at a time when community leaders are using digital platforms more than ever before.
“Leaders can use results from Polco Live to create deeper, more meaningful relationships with residents and stakeholders, especially hard-to-reach populations,” said Michelle Kobayashi, Polco’s Sr. Vice President of Innovation. Local governments can use Polco Live for budgeting, capital improvement projects, strategic planning, public relations, policy and more.
Polco developed the feature with the experience of users in mind. “Our goal was to make a product that provides a civil, insightful and equitable experience,” Mastronardi said. “We also focused greatly on the respondent, making the experience fun and interactive.”
Our beta testers appreciated the ability to receive instant feedback within a meeting setting. “Polco Live worked great on a variety of remote meeting platforms,” one city reported. “It was easy to enter information to get questions up and running.”
With Polco Live, community leaders can draft polls prior to the event and set them live during the event. They can create new polls while the event is happening and view results and comments as they come in. In addition to these features, you’ll have access to all of Polco’s functionality, which is tailor-made for local governments. So what sets Polco Live apart?
With Polco Live, local government leaders can:
This new addition to the Polco suite of community engagement tools makes it even easier and faster to get the input you need, right when you need it.