As elections loom, many schools are running their own elections. Social studies classes can use Google Docs to create a survey/voting form, post it online, then analyze the results in Google spreadsheet.
1) In Google Docs click new and choose "Form." Create your survey (Google allows multiple question formats), then save. At this point you can either copy the embed code and paste it on your school website/classroom page, OR a link along the bottom creates an online page for the survey with a static URL.
3) As users answer the poll, results are saved into the Google Docs spreadsheet, ready for analysis!