Voting Blogs: D.C. Board of Elections works with civic hackers for voting insights | electionlineWeekly

March 18, 2016

Election administrators generate heaps of data beyond the election night returns that take center stage, but the data revolution that now drives decisions in campaigns, business, and parts of government has yet to transform how we run elections. As the Presidential Commission on Election Administration noted in its report, a “new technological gap is beginning to emerge, between the data analytical capacity that has improved customer service in the private sector, and the lack of data-driven efforts to improve the experience of voters.” A lack of money for election administrators to pay skilled data pros is largely responsible for creating and sustaining this gap. But fear not, cash-strapped election administrators, there is hope. Read more: http://thevotingnews.com/d-c-board-of-elections-works-with-civic-hackers-for-voting-insights-electionlineweekly/