The Voting Information Project (VIP), an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a partnership with the states and Google to ensure that Americans have the official information they need to cast a ballot, such as where to vote and what’s on the ballot. During March, VIP provided information for 14 presidential primaries, four statewide primaries, and multiple local elections. Throughout 2016, VIP plans to support 80 elections, including presidential primaries in 31 states.
In March, VIP’s election information was accessed nearly 2 million times. This year, Pew, in collaboration with the Internet Association, relaunched the Get to the Polls website, which provides another way to access VIP information. The site allows voters to enter their addresses and find the locations and hours of their polling places, as well as ballot and candidate information for supported statewide and municipal elections. Get to the Polls had approximately 1.5 million visitors in March.
VIP’s information is also available to voters through its free applications and tools, which the project provides to state and local governments, third-party organizations, voters, and any other interested parties:
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Amy Cohen is an officer and Bobby Hoffman is a senior associate for election initiatives at The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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