Offline votes are vote donations collected outside of the GGPC platform. They are usually made via cash or check and collected in-person; either at your organization, over the phone, or through the mail.
Whether or not you choose to collect offline votes is completely up to you.
You can find instructions for applying offline votes right here:
Applying Votes/Donations Collected Offline to an Entry➝
NOTE: This process allows you to apply votes without having to provide additional payment information, since our system assumes you have already collected payment information via other means.