Gone are the funny curly braces and all that other stuff. We have greatly improved how to create a vote link inside an email and you are going to love it!
You will need to know the Organization ID and, if you want a Confirmation to be sent, make sure there is a Confirmation on the Messages tab for the Organization. Then just find the group to whom you want to send the vote link and click Email individuals from the toolbar. Notice that below the body of the email that there are brief instructions on how to create the vote link.
Click here to read more and see screenshots of just how to do this. Give it a try!