Election Tech Tuesday
This Election Data Dispatch series explores emerging issues in elections technology and their relationship to the future of voting and civic engagement in America.
Voting Information Technology Continues to Grow Worldwide
According to a Pew poll, 58 percent of Americans prefer to look online first for polling place or election information, but this trend isn’t confined to the U.S. borders. Providing voting information online and through mobile devices is an effort that is catching on internationally:
Millions of U.S. voters use similar online and texting tools. Since 2008, the Voting Information Project, or VIP, has helped Americans find important information such as where to vote and what is on their ballot. Working with Mobile Commons, VIP in 2012 made it possible for nearly 250,000 people in New Jersey and New York who were affected by Hurricane Sandy to receive voting information by text message.