How do residents learn about Polco?
Our team will work with you to develop a comprehensive launch outreach strategy to reach a broad crossection of your community.
Can you help draft or review questions?
Absolutely. Our team includes Survey Science PhDs and statisticians that will help draft questions and be with you every step of the way.
Can we include background information on questions?
Yes! Individual questions each have a dedicated page on Polco that you can use to provide text, image, video, and links to inform residents.
What ways can communities use Polco?
Polco is used to resolve contentious issues, in performance management programs, as a benchmarking tool, and more.
How do you verify residency?
The first time a person responds, we ask for the name, zip code, and email address to create a Polco account. We do not share individual data with the municipality or any third party and information will only be used to verify their resident status in the community.
Can non-residents or non-voters participate?
We allow and encourage anyone to get civically involved on Polco, and we present municipal officials with the results from all respondents, as well as the results of the subset we were able to verify as residents through voter and other verification lists. We are generally able to match around 70% of respondents against the voter file.