So, I voted yesterday. Typically the night before election day my husband and I sit down and go through all the endorsement flyers sent to us in the mail. This time election day fell in finals week for my husband so I was on my own. I decided to use a Google Form to sort through all the mailers.
I vote by mail, so I had my ballot. I created a Google form with each office and measure listed. At first I used the multiple choice question type for all offices. But I soon discovered that the multiple choice option was not sufficient for one office where you were supposed to choose up to six. Note: The multiple choice question type only allows for one answer selection.
To fix the problem all I had to do was go back to the form and change the type to check box. This allowed me to select as many options as I would like.
Google has update Forms since last time I used it and I couldn’t be happier. Instead of looking through a spreadsheet to determine the results, there is a great graphical interface available at the touch of a button.
Here is how the checkbox question type displays answers:
And here is how the multiple choice question responses are displayed:
There were 34 senatorial candidates so you have to click the down arrow 5 times to see the whole legend. Google chose 34 mostly distinguishable colors. (It was hard to tell exactly what shade of orange that was) If you hover over a sector of the pie chart a pop up tell which Candidate is represented by that sector and how many responses they got.
For multiple response questions use check boxes.
Love, love, love the improvements to Google Forms.
Note: All images made possible by SnagIt.