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Poll Takers: Set Up Your Account & Log In

Get Started

You must log in to Poll Everywhere using your UW email address (your UW NetID followed by “”). Single Sign-On authentication has been installed for the UW instance of Poll Everywhere, please click the Log in with University of Washington button that appears after entering your UW email address.  Do not log in using the Google option.

It is not necessary for you to register your UW email address. Your instructor(s) must register you for Poll Everywhere by importing a course list.  If you are unable to log in or respond to polls for a class, please ask your instructor to import or synchronize the course list.

Note: Do not register a new login or a non-UW email address or change your existing email address; your responses may not get properly recorded. If you do not have a UW NetID or UW email address, contact your instructor, TA or course coordinator. Additionally, the processes described below are only necessary if you need to register a phone number for the text message response option. The URL listed is for profile management purposes and is not the link you will navigate to for polling sessions.

Log in

To log in using a web browser, go to and, in the upper-right corner, click Log In.

  1. Enter your UW email address (e.g.,
  2. Click the Next, then click Log in with University of Washington. (You will not need to enter a password here).
  3. Log in with your UW NetID on the page that appears. If no NetID login page appears, you are already logged in with your UW NetID.

Edit account settings

To edit your account set up, click the Menu button  in the upper-right corner of the page.

Then expand the menu and click the Profile option.

You will see a page similar to the one shown below where you can update your account profile. If you plan to use text messaging to answer polls, you will need to enter your phone number. It is not necessary to update your account password since the account is using your UW NetID for authentication.

Profile updates

To use your cell phone to text poll responses, enter “1” and the full 10-digit number in the field provided (see example number in the image above). Learn more about responding to polls.

To save your changes, click Save.

Once you’ve entered your phone number, you must finish registering your phone. Poll Everywhere will request that you send a text message that says “CERTIFY” to the phone number your instructor is using (either 22333 or 37607). Sending the message to both numbers is recommended.  Note: You must certify your phone if you are responding to class polls via text message.

Once you’ve registered, you should not need to return to this area of Poll Everywhere except to update your phone number.

Additional links and resources on the left side of the page are for faculty and administrator use or are not necessary for UW students to access.

Voter Registration is handled by your instructor through Canvas.  “Credit Card” information is not necessary with the UW account. Do not enter credit card information.

To participate using a mobile device, please download the app for your mobile platform here:

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