Introduction to Election Management

Election Management can be used to manage election day activities, monitor performance, and gauge voter sentiment.

Election offices, in communities large and small, respond to issues and requests from polling places and voting centers. Issues with computer hardware, facilities, or supplies impact wait times and confidence in the election process. Furthermore, many communities have increased early voting options and the use of official ballot drop boxes. As a result, reliable ballot chain of custody processes are imperative. Election Management is typically implemented by clerks, election commissions, or secretary of state offices that want to run efficient elections and increase confidence in the voting process.

The Election Management solution delivers a set of capabilities that help election officials report wait times and request assistance at voting centers and polling places, dispatch field staff to respond to requests, track ballot chain of custody, monitor the performance of voting locations, and gauge the satisfaction of voters on Election Day.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

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Requirements

Election Management requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.9 or later (Standard or Advanced)
  • ArcGIS Workforce
  • ArcGIS Survey123 Connect
  • ArcGIS Hub Premium (required when Community Identities are used for election workers)

Information products

Election Management includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Election Assistant

A Crowdsource Polling app used by poll workers to routinely report wait times and request assistance (for example, additional ballots or computer support) at their assigned voting center or polling place

Editor

Election Manager

An ArcGIS Workforce project used by elections staff to manage election day requests for assistance and track the resolution of each request. Field users access the Election Manager project using the ArcGIS Workforce mobile app.

Field Worker

Collection Checklist

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by ballot collection officers to document ballot chain of custody at the drop box location

Field Worker

Return Checklist

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by ballot collection officers to document ballot chain of custody at election headquarters

Field Worker

Drop Box Requests

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by ballot collection officers to submit ballot drop box requests for service

Field Worker

Voter Satisfaction Survey

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by clerks and election officials to gauge voter satisfaction and sentiment during an ongoing election

Not required

Election Requests Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by clerks and election officials to monitor requests for assistance

Viewer

Election Wait Times Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by clerks and election officials to monitor wait times during an ongoing election

Viewer

Ballot Collection Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by clerks and election officials to monitor ballot chain of custody activities

Viewer

Election Performance Center

An ArcGIS Experience Builder app used by clerks and election officials to view all the performance dashboards in a single app

Viewer

Voter Satisfaction Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by clerks and election officials to monitor voter satisfaction during an ongoing election

Viewer

Become An Election Worker

An ArcGIS Hub site used by the general public to learn more about becoming an election worker in their community

ArcGIS Hub Premium is required when Community Identities are used for election workers

Not required

Election Worker Application

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by community members to express interest in becoming election workers

Community Identity

Election Worker Manager

A Crowdsource Manager app used by election staff to manage election worker applications

Editor

Election Worker Notebook

An ArcGIS Notebooks app used to grant election workers access to election apps

Editor

Election Data Management

An ArcGIS Pro project used by mapping technicians to inventory and maintain electoral districts, precincts, voting centers, and polling places

GIS Professional Standard

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Try it Live

Test drive the key capabilities provided in this ArcGIS Solution with sample data provided by Esri.

Learn more about the workflows supported in the Use Election Management topic.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

DateDescription

2.0

  • Updated the Election Assistant app to include voting location search functionality.
  • A new collection of apps to conduct and monitor ballot drop box chain of custody activities.
  • A new collection of focused ArcGIS Dashboards to monitor election performance.
  • A new collection of apps to solicit and manage election workers and provide information to potential and current workers.

1.1

  • Updated the Election Manager project from ArcGIS Workforce Classic to ArcGIS Workforce.
  • Reference documentation for this release

1.0

  • First release of Election Management