Start by clicking on Post a new topic.
This will bring up your window for regular posting, but at the bottom you will be giving the option to start a poll.
Make sure you have a subject in the subject line and that you have posted a message in the posting box. Otherwise you won't be allowed to start your poll options.
Fill out the Poll Question option with what you wish to poll about.
Each catagory for your poll answers will be listed as seperate options.
Say your poll is about eye color.
Your question is:
What color are your eyes?
Your poll options would be:
Your last poll option is for how long you want to run your poll.
You can leave this option blank and the poll with run with no limit or you can limit how long you want the poll active.
Once you post your poll, the area above your post will be for others to choose their answer. Once they answer they will see the current poll results. You can edit your poll just like any other post by using the edit button.