VIP Projects


 

VIP 5.1 Specification

VIP developed its own standard format, the VIP Specification, which makes data interoperable across platforms and applications, and ultimately more easily disseminated to voters. As VIP has evolved, so has its data standard. The VIP Specification, or VIP 5.1, provides greater structure to the data and makes some elements required that have previously been optional. VIP expects this will result in faster processing time because it allows less room for data errors, and will be viewed as a more straight forward and intuitive format for election officials to implement. 

Development of VIP 5.1 began early in 2015 and was a collaborative effort between Pew, Google, state and local election officials, and other organizations affiliated with VIP. Additionally, VIP 5.1 uses elements from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s voting specification, which is currently used by states across the country. VIP will continue to support its most recent version, VIP 3.0, as long as necessary.


 

Get to the Polls Website

Gettothepolls.com helps voters find all the information they need before voting. The site allows voters to find their official polling place, hours of operation, and full ballot summary based on their residential address. The site features an updated design, and is offered in 13 languages for the first time. 

Get to the Polls is powered by the Google Civic Information API

VISIT THE SITE

Get to the Polls


 
 

SMS Tool

A short messaging service (SMS) tool provides voters with election information via text message. By texting “VOTE” or “VOTO” to GOVOTE (468-683), voters can find polling places, contact information for local election officials, and registration URLs. The app is available in 10 languages.

By sending a text message to the short code GOVOTE, you consent to receive voting information via one or more text messages from an automated system.  This is a free service, but standard text message rates may apply.  You may revoke consent by contacting us, including by texting STOP.      

SMS Tool Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

 

 

Voting Information Tool

The Voting Information Tool is an easily embeddable, mobile-optimized, and white-label voting information tool that offers official voting information–such as polling place and ballot information–to anyone using just a residential address. The tool can be easily embedded on any website and supports 17 languages. 

tool Demo:

 

Get the Tool

Customization Tool

 

Using the VIP Embed tool:

Use this widget to customize the tool and add branded content, including a logo or state seal, color, and text. 

To embed the default version of the tool, append the code below to access official information and information from other sources for any upcoming elections:

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://tool.votinginfoproject.org/app.js"></script> <div id="_vit"></div> <script type="text/javascript">vit.load({
modal: true,
title: 'Voting Information Tool',
width: '640px', height: '480px',
colors: { 'header': '#229acd', 'landscapeBackgroundHeader': '#228a9d' },
language: 'en'
});</script>

To embed the Spanish-language version of the tool, append the code below to access official information and information from other sources for any upcoming elections:

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://tool.votinginfoproject.org/app.js"></script> <div id="_vit"></div> <script type="text/javascript">vit.load({
modal: true,
title: 'Voting Information Tool',
width: '640px', height: '480px',
colors: { 'header': '#229acd', 'landscapeBackgroundHeader': '#228a9d' },
language: 'es'
});</script>