National Study Gives Iowa Site Top Ranking

Publication: Iowa Independent

Author: Lynda Waddington


10/16/2008 - The Iowa Secretary of State’s office has announced today that its web site was given top billing among all 50 states and the District of Columbia in a study completed by the Pew Center on the States.

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The report titled, “Being Online is Not Enough: State Elections Web Sites,” examined all state elections web sites to determine whether citizens could find official election information. The sites were evaluated for overall usability on the criteria of presence, navigation, content, accessibility, search and site tools.

“Iowa clearly has spent a great deal of time ensuring that its election site serves Iowans,” said Michael Caudell Feagen, director of Pew’s Make Voting Work. “While there is always room for improvement, the Iowa Secretary of State’s site serves as a model for other states.”

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