How to Count Votes in Outlook With Email Voting

By Shawn McClain

If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2010 in conjunction with a Microsoft Exchange Server, you have the option to send an email poll. The email recipients will have the option to respond to your message by selecting one of several pre-set responses. To get a list of the responses, including a vote total, you will need to access the original email, where a special menu will give you the required information.

Step 1

Open your Microsoft Outlook 2010 program. Select "Mail" from the left side of the screen, then click your "Sent Items" folder under the Mail heading.

Step 2

Scroll down through your messages to find the email voting message that you sent. It will have a special voting icon to the left of the message, to help you find it. Double-click the message to bring it up.

Step 3

Click the "Tracking" button, located in the Show area of the Message tab. The results of the voting will display on the screen. Each respondent is listed with their name, response and time of the response. A total of all the votes appears in a bar just above their names.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Tracking button will only appear once someone has responded to your email.