How do I add a poll to a Substack post?

Follow these steps to add a poll to your post:

1. From the post editor toolbar, click on "More" and select "Poll" from the drop-down menu.

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2. Once the poll template appears in the draft post, click on the pencil icon in the top right corner to enter the requested details.

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Who can vote on a poll?

  • By default, only your subscribers can vote- this includes both paid and free subscribers. 
  • If you'd like to restrict a poll to only paying readers, select from the drop-down menu, "Only paid subscribers".
  • As a publication author, contributor, or admin, you can also vote on a poll by selecting, "Show options". This link is only visible to you.

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3. Your subscribers will be able to vote and see the results of the poll immediately. Results are also visible after a poll closes. Poll results are always visible to you, contributors, and admins by clicking on "Show results" on the poll.

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Note: If a non-subscriber tries to vote on a poll, they'll be prompted to enter their email address and subscribe to your publication.

At this time, there can only be one vote for one option on a poll and votes cannot be changed. If you'd like to edit a poll after a post has been published, click on the pencil icon on the poll in your draft post. Editing a poll will remove all the existing votes.

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