I am looking for a solution that allows a polling workflow of sorts. A sample example could be:

  • A group of 5 friends are first sent the open ended poll for what places to meet for dinner.
  • Assuming that all 5 friends submit 5 different options, the software then creates a poll with those options so it can be voted upon allowing each voter to vote only for options provided by others and not their own option.
  • Once this poll has concluded, software declares a winner but in case of a tie for top position another round of poll is created. This continues until a clear winner is established or the polling time runs out in which case it will be a tie and a flip of coin can be simulated to declare the winner.

I am literally looking for something like this if it exists as i could not find anything on google... ideally a bot on rocket.chat or telegram is what I am after. I think self hosted will be good indeed and I don't think I would want to bother with wordpress and such.

  • If you are looking for existing web app you can give pollunit.com a try. You can create an idea collection, this can be converted to a poll, a poll can be cloned to start again.
    – Markus
    May 21 '20 at 15:27
  • @Markus thanks it does seem to have the option I was hoping for.
    – techbolt
    May 22 '20 at 14:09
  • @Izzy I added PollUnit as answer.
    – Markus
    May 23 '20 at 20:42
  • Thanks @Markus! techbolt: Please accept the answer, then we can cleanup the remaining comments ;)
    – Izzy
    May 23 '20 at 23:28

With PollUnit you can create idea collections and polls. A idea collection can be converted into a poll or you allow participants to add options directly to the poll.

A poll/voting can be cloned. If necessary, options can be removed/added and participants can vote again.

PollUnit does not offer a flip of coin in case of a tie. However, when closing a poll, the winner can be chosen. So you could flip a real coin.

Here is a sample image of an idea collection and voting:

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Disclosure: I work for PollUnit

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