CouncilARS™ is designed to assist participants in parliamentary voting, city council and county council meetings.

CouncilARS™ offers various voting options including yes/no, yes/no/abstain, single selection from up to 5 options and an attendance check vote. Infowhyse has integrated standard templates in a table layout format that show who voted what and also includes the option for secret and non-roll call voting where the user can see that they voted but not what was voted. All votes, results and important actions taken in CouncilARS™ are automatically logged in a printable text file and an optional PDF

About this Guide

This manual will guide you step by step on how to set up CouncilARS™ for your needs. Create your participants, set up your resolutions, take votes and save the results. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us at


Step 1: Once you have received the download link from Infowhyse, please unzip the file and open the unzipped folder.

Start CouncilARS

After installation, you will find three shortcuts in your Start menu.

CouncilARS™ Standard: Is the version that uses only voting devices.
CouncilARS™ Hybrid is the version that is necessary if you use both voting devices and (or only) smartphones/tablets/PC’s with BYOPAD in your event (separate licence required).
CouncilARS™ Simulation: This is the trial version if you do not use the voting devices, e.g. if you want to enter, edit and test your motions on a PC without having to set up the voting devices.

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Updated on August 17, 2022