Can I manually select a poll option for a participant?

  • 11 August 2022
  • 1 reply

New to Slido, and looking to purchase the one-time event option as a trial run for future subscriptions.

I am looking to create a simple multiple-choice poll for a large exclusively in-person audience. My intent is for each member to go to the Slido website and access the poll from there, voting as I prompt them to.

My concern is around the few individuals that may have difficulty accessing the site, or simply do not have a mobile device on which to access it. How can I manually enter their choice for them so that their vote is counted in the poll?

For example, I have 100 audience members and my multiple-choice poll is to pick a number 1, 2, 3, or 4. 99 of the audience members are able to log in to the poll on the website, but one person is having problems with his phone. He tells me as the person administering the poll that his choice is #2. How can I go into the poll as the administrator and select #2 for him, bringing the total votes in the poll to 100 instead of just 99?

Thanks for the help!

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Hey @bthomp3742,

Manually entering answers isn’t directly possible in Slido, but there is a workaround. When you log in and open your event, you should be able to see a Participant mode tab on the left-hand side - if you click on this tab, it will open a preview of what participants see when they join an event. 

You can then enter the answer through this or you can copy the link in this window, open it in a new browser tab and vote through there.


Most participants don’t have a problem with joining Slido and you can join on any device from computers to tablets so hopefully you won’t need to manually enter votes.

Hope this helps! :) Let me know if you have any further questions!