Did you know in Microsoft Outlook that there is a voting poll feature? You can create email polls in Microsoft Outlook to help you ask a question and receive feedback from recipients. Once you send the message, recipients will vote directly in email.
In Outlook, there is a feature called “Quick Polls,” but if you don’t see it on the “Insert” tab, there is another method for creating polls. In this tutorial, we’ll explain this method.
How to create a Poll in Outlook
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- Open Outlook.
- Click the New Email
- In the New Email window, click the Options
- In the Tracking group, click Use Voting Button drop-down arrow.
The “Use Voting Button” feature in Outlook lets people vote on the options you provide in the message, and the results are sent back to you in an email.
You have the option to Approve, Reject, yes, no, yes, no, Maybe, or Customize your options.
In this tutorial, we want to create our options; we will click Custom in the list.
A Properties dialog box will open.
Make sure that the “Use Voting Buttons” checkbox is checked in the “Voting and Tracking Options” section.
In the list box, enter the options you want.
Then close the dialog box.
After you add voting buttons to a message, you’ll see a confirmation message telling you that the buttons have been added.
If you use the Voting Button feature again, you will see the options you entered in the Properties dialog box in the list.
- Ensure the custom option is ticked.
- Then click Send.
- Even if you are the sender, you can also vote in this poll.
- In Sent items, click the poll email you just sent.
- You can click the “Vote” button above your email message to vote.
- Click the button and choose an option.
- A Microsoft Outlook dialog box will open, allowing you to either send the response now or edit the response before sending it.
- We choose to Send the response now.
- Then ok.
- In the Inbox, you will see what the person or persons vote for.