Get to know Legislate for Webex
We'll show you how to use Legislate for Webex, whether it's planning your first legislative session, participating in debates, or watching a live session. Our guides will have you up and running in no time.
Webex for digital clerks
Moderate sessions with ease
You control legistlative sessions by setting an agenda, conducting votes and announcing the outcome, maintaining order, moderating who speaks, and more.
As the person managing the legislative process, you need full control of your sessions. Mute and unmute attendees when it’s their turn to talk to limit interruptions and keep your session on track by setting speaking timers. You can also manage separate rooms—like a cloak room—which can be set up to allow only certain people in.
Have more than one digital clerk? Each of you can control varying parts of the assembly, like tallying and announcing voting results, managing who speaks, setting timers, and more.
As a digital clerk in Legislate for Webex, you can:
- Manage legislateive sessions and share content
- Create and manage the agenda
- Conduct voting and announce the results
- Manage participants and permissions
- Enable intrepreters and stenographers
- Create and manage chambers and rooms
Webex for legislators
Make your voice heard
When you join a session, you want to voice your opinions and ensure that you’re heard. After the lobby attendant lets you into the chamber, you’ll be able to fully participate in legislative assemblies and share your thoughts by debating, asking questions, and more. You can also vote on issues that are important to you.
If you have an agenda item, you can enhance your discussion by sharing impactful presentations or visuals on your screen. Nothing to say? Feel free to mute yourself or turn your video off, if need be.
View the session agenda and announcements on the screen at all times so you can fully participate. You can also have group meetings or one-on-one conversations in predefined rooms when you want to discuss topics with a specific group of people.
As a legislator in Legislate for Webex, you can:
- Participate in sessions
- Give speeches, debate, and have discussions with other attendees when called upon
- Talk and meet with other participants in huddle rooms
- Participate in voting and view the results
- Share your screen, turn your camera and microphone on or off, and exit the session at any time
- Access interpreters and closed captioning
Webex for press and the public
Listen to what matters most to you
Is there an issue that you want to hear more about? When sessions discussing what you care about are held, you can join in an observatory capacity to listen in on discussions, debates, and voting results.
Once the lobby attendant allows you into the chamber, you can listen to everything going on, but to participate in conversations or ask questions, you’ll need to be called on by the digital clerk. While you’re observing the session, your camera and microphone will be turned off.
If legislators aren’t speaking in your native language, you can access closed captioning and interpreters so you can still understand conversations.
As press or the public in Legislate for Webex, you can:
- Observe sessions that are important to you
- Participate in discussions if the moderator calls upon you
- Listen to discussions, speeches, and debates
- Listen to all announcements and voting results
- Access interpreters and closed captioning
Webex for lobby attendants
Easily manage session access
Much like how we have physical lobbies in courthouses, Legislate for Webex has a lobby where participants wait before being admitted into a chamber session. As the lobby attendant, you control who can enter the session.
To ensure the correct people are joining the legislative session, you can talk with those in the lobby to confirm identity, ask questions, and determine whether they should have session access based on permissions.
View the names and information of people waiting in the lobby and interview them on video to verifiy information. If you recognize a VIP participant waiting in the lobby, you can fast-track them into the session so they can get situated and ready to go when others join.
As a lobby attendant in Legislate for Webex, you can:
- Control access to the session from the lobby
- Verify participants’ identity by video interviewing them and confirming information
- View the lobby queue and grant chamber access to VIP participants first
- Reject participant entrance if they don’t meet verification criteria
Webex for administrative clerks
Have full control of your sessions
As the administrative clerk, you play a vital role in scheduling and managing legislative assemblies. Whether it’s scheduling the session, allowing or restricting access, or assigning role permissions, you have total control over your session.
Take control of your sessions by creating groups and distributing attendees, removing users from the session, and more. In addition to managing the session, administrative clerks can control security by only allowing attendees entrance after verification from the lobby attendant. You can even brand Legislate for Webex with your seal or logo.
Continue conversations from previous sessions or tie up loose ends by viewing details, like voting outcomes, agenda notes, legislators, and more from previous assemblies.
As an administrative clerk in Legislate for Webex, you can:
- Control every administrative aspect of legislative sessions
- Schedule sessions, set up agendas, and schedule votes, debates, and discussions
- Add, edit, and remove participants and groups
- Assign tags and avatars to participants and display titles
- Manage all role permissions
- Brand your session with a state or national logo
Webex for interpreters
Interpret sessions for particpants
Assist participants who communicate in different languages throughout the session by providing live interpretations. As an interpreter, you’ll be added to the session and set up beforehand to provide interpretations to those who need it.
You’ll have access to the chamber as an observer to listen and provide interpreter services so particpants who communicate in varying languages can fully understand what’s being said in their native language.
Because you are serving in an observer capacity, you will only be visible and audible to those who request an interpreter.
As an interpreter in Legislate for Webex, you can:
- Listen in on sessions as an observer
- Provide live interpretations for participants. You’re fully audible and visible to participants who request interpretation