CollegiateLink allows for very precise control over who can vote in each ballot of an election through the eligibility list feature.  Because of the feature's flexibility there are times when it's possible to create configuration settings that do not result in the intended outcome.  The example below is meant to be an annotated explanation of the possible settings configuration of a ballot.

In our example the goal is to setup the eligibility configuration so that only users who are in the Class of 2014 can vote on the "Class of 2014 Representative" ballot. After we have uploaded our eligibility lists and navigated to the "Properties" area of our ballot we are met with the following screen:

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Below you will find several possible configurations of this screen and notes on their outcomes.

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Successful Configuration

This configuration will ONLY allow users that are listed on the Class of 2014 list to vote on this ballot.

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Successful Configuration (with a caveat)

This configuration will allow users on the 2014 list but will also EXCLUDE users on the Faculty list.  If there are users on BOTH lists (students who are considered staff or staff that are considered students) then they will be DENIED from voting.

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Potentially Problematic Configuration

This configuration will DENY any user who is on both lists.  Therefore a College of Engineering student who is a member of the Class of 2014 will not be able to vote.  This configuration is not recommended to accomplish our goal.

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Likely Problematic Configuration

By denying both the faculty and business list we are compounding the potential issues of the last two examples and reducing the likelihood that we will accomplish our goal.

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Likely Problematic Configuration

By denying all lists except the 2014 file we are compounding all discussed issues and potentially adding additional denial issues if a student happened to be listed on two of the class lists.

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