Philadelphia Launches Election Website in Effort to Increase Transparency, Outreach

Philadelphia voters now have a new election-related resource – a newly launched website that provides data for voters, candidates, election officials and researchers who want to investigate registration, voting options, polling activity and more.

The website, launched recently by City Commissioner Al Schmidt can be accessed at http://www.philadelphiavotes.com.

In addition to a comprehensive election calendar, the site also lists polling places, prior-year election results and more.

Here is some background information courtesy of the website Technical.ly:

“The site is a big change from previous City Commissioners’ Offices, which did not publicly post data. Even as recently as December, Singer was told to take down meeting transcripts because it would violate a city contract since the public had to pay a company to get copies of the transcripts, the City Paper reported. The city’s Law Department has since determined that the Commissioners’ Office can indeed post the transcripts online…”

To read the entire write-up, click here.

 

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