Presentation on theme: "VOTER REGISTRATION INSIGHTS HELPING COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS TO FIND UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES."— Presentation transcript:
VOTER REGISTRATION INSIGHTS HELPING COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS TO FIND UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES
PROBLEM National electoral campaigns collect and maintain detailed voter data, however, this data is not available to local political organizers. Local organizers need a non-partisan way to identify unregistered voters who will support local candidates and legislation.
VOTER REGISTRATION INSIGHTS The Voter Registration Insights system will allow community organizers to find political precincts that have a high number of unregistered voters. Registration data will be tied to census data so that the registration data can also be analyzed according to Age Gender Marital Status (household relationship) Owner / Renter Race / Ethnicity
PROGRESS REPORT Identified data necessary to build system Extracted data from online data sources Built internet-accessible data store that can be queried by mobile or web apps Began design and construction work on user interface Mobile app Web site
DATA SOURCES U.S. Census Data 2010 demographic data from PL94 file from retabulation of precincts Block IDs https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/baf.html Name Lookup Tables https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/nlt.html Help from Ryan Dolan from U.S. Census Bureau and Michael Peterson of State Demographers Office MN Secretary of State Data Registered Voters by Precinct on Election Day
TEAM MEMBERS Colin Lee – Mobile developer and former political candidate who wants to help increase voter participation. Tony Petrangelo – Programmer and blogger interested in elections. Eric Ness – Business intelligence consultant interested in using data for the public good. Peggy Clark – Experienced campaign database analyst interested in creating more access to local elections. Boyd Johnson – Data analyst looking at how to visualize data using technology. Heidi Sheen – Interested in voter registration especially for first time voters.