This Election Data Dispatch series explores emerging issues in elections technology and their relationship to the future of voting and civic engagement in America.
Pew’s Voting Information Project (VIP) will offer free apps and tools for the 2014 election that deliver polling place locations and ballot information across a range of technology platforms:
Further, ElectionDesk—a social media monitoring platform tailored to the needs of election officials—will also be available in time for the general election. The open-source tool permits users to filter posts by custom geographic areas and by topics directly related to election administration and to respond to election issues in real time via social media networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
VIP works with election officials from across the nation to ensure that information provided through these tools is official and reliable. For more information about VIP or any of these tools, please contact [email protected].
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