Polls work similarly to other posts. They may be shared with one neighborhood, multiple neighborhoods, a service area, multiple service areas or the entire city. All responses to the poll are completely anonymous. Anyone who receives the poll may cast a single vote until the poll is closed, at which point the results are displayed for everyone who received the poll in their newsfeed.
Creating a poll
To create a poll:
- Click POST.
It is possible to view current poll results. Simply click View results to see the up-to-date results of the poll voting.
Closing a poll
If you are the creator of the poll, you can close the poll at any time. To close a poll, find the poll in your news feed and click the drop down menu next to your name. select Close poll and confirm your choice. This will prevent any additional neighbors from voting on the poll, and the results of the poll will be displayed.
NOTE: Once a poll is closed, it cannot be reopened.
You can easily access the results of your poll using the drop-down menu that appears next to your poll. Polls results are provided as a .csv file. To access neighborhood results, click "Download Neighborhood Emails". To access results for your service areas, click "Email Area results". For service areas, a .csv file will be emailed to the email address associated with your Nextdoor account.
For tips on creating successful polls, click here.
For examples of polls Nextdoor agency partners have used, click here.