Voters Use Social Media and Mobile Devices to Find Voting Information

During the 2014 midterm elections, voters found election information on their mobile devices and shared it through the social networks at remarkable rates. Analytics from www.gettothepolls.com show that there were just under 8 million visits to the site, with most occurring on Election Day, allowing users to locate their polling places and see what was on their ballots. More than 72 percent of those users visited the site with a mobile device.

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Michelle Shim
Welcome to the new VIP website

We’re happy to welcome you to the new Voting Information Project website. Not only have we redesigned the website with a snazzy new interface, but we have made it easier to find the information and content you need to ensure that, as we head into the 2014 election, voters get the information they need to vote.

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Michelle Shim
Get to the Polls

The Voting Information Project is thrilled to partner with The Internet Association to host www.gettothepolls.com. Powered by the Google Civic Information API and in conjunction with the world’s leading technology companies, this page will help voters find all the information they need to Get to the Polls this November 4th.

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Michelle Shim
A Kansas County Demonstrates the Value of Online Election Information

Johnson County, Kansas, is a leader in voter information and outreach efforts. In 2008, the county introduced a novel voter education campaign known as JoCoPoLo (Johnson County Polling Locator), which includes a website and text messaging service allowing voters to look up their polling locations. The positive impacts were immediate: The number of provisional ballots issued to voters who were at the wrong polling places fell 84 percent, from 4,267 in 2004 to just 668 in 2008.

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Michelle Shim