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

Installation #

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