See full instructions here:http://Mellowbakers.com/index.php?action=help;area=posting_topics#newpoll
Any registered member can start a poll. It has, of course, to be the very first post of a brand new thread but it's pretty easy and simple.
A poll thread, like this one, will have an automatic indicator that it's a poll so write your Subject accordingly. Usually that would be a version of the poll question.
Choose if you want the results visible before or after someone ads their vote. Before lets peole know how the poll is going BEFORE they add their vote. After means they won't know the results until they've voted so it's less likely they might "vote with the crowd". And it's a little extra incentive to add their vote.
Go ahead and set up test forms (and feel free to create other test posts) in the Forum Playground section. I'll be deleting these test postings regularly.