Keypad Polling

Keypad Polling


Keypad Polling is an electronic meeting support tool that allows users to respond to multiple choice questions using a wireless keypad.

Tool Description

Summary of Costs

Associated Costs
  • Acquisition
  • Consulting
  • Facilitation
  • Technical Assistance


  • Keypad polling takes a much more accurate pulse of a crowd than do more traditional meeting formats with audience comments or voting by raised hands.
  • Every audience member has exactly one vote, so no single voices can dominate the conversation.
  • Individuals’ votes are secret, so people may be more comfortable giving honest opinions than with raised hands.
  • Keypads can offer a wider range of responses than just yes or no.
  • Keypad Polling is much more efficient than using paper ballots, since votes are tabulated instantly.


  • The technology itself may limit the types of questions that can be asked, and there couold be potential glitches with the system during the meeting.
  • The cost and resources involved in running a meeting with Keypad Polling may be too expensive for some groups.
  • There is a chance of alienating participants who are not comfortable with technology.
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Last Updated: December 8, 2014, 8:49 am