VIP developed its own standard format, the VIP Specification, which makes data interoperable across platforms and applications, and ultimately more easily disseminated to voters. The VIP 5.0 provides greater structure to the data and makes some elements required that have previously been optional.
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 multiple languages.
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 multiple languages.
ElectionDesk is a free resource that state and local election officials can use to monitor issues as they arise and interact with voters via multiple social media platforms at once. The dashboard has direct feeds to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, aggregating all of the major social media platforms in one place. ElectionDesk allows you to respond directly to voters quickly and without multiple applications.