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HMRC internal manual

Shared Workspace Business Manual

Item Types: Polls

A poll is a Shared Workspace item that can be created for taking a vote, where you posethe question and supply the possible responses. As people vote the results areautomatically listed and displayed.

Many polls will be open and members will be happy to reveal their vote to allparticipants. But other polls will be conducted in confidence.

A poll can be configured to

  • show all votes
  • hide all votes
  • allow only certain members to see how people have voted.

Note: The HMRC Business Authorising Officers will always be able to see howpeople have voted.

When creating a Poll you should make it clear who will be able to see the final result andmost importantly who will be able to see how each member has voted. You should set answeroptions to your questions that will enable all participants to answer the questions. Thiscan often mean simply adding a ‘Don’t Know’ option to a Yes/No question.This will help encourage more people to take part and minimise the risk of distortedresults.