Introduction to Election Outreach

Election Outreach can be used to educate the public and help voters find an appropriate voting center or Election Day polling place.

State and local governments strive to improve voter participation through open communication and a sense of collaboration. Elections departments look for ways to increase voter turnout and engage constituents, but are faced with changing behaviors of citizens who seem disconnected from the democratic process. Helping voters locate where they can vote and understand voting options removes voter confusion. Communicating wait times to voters reduces congestion at polling places or voting centers and increases participation by helping voters decide when they want to cast their ballot on Election Day. Election Outreach is typically implemented by clerks, election commissions, or secretary of state offices that want to inform voters and increase participation in the elections.

The Election Outreach solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you share information about current elected representatives with the public, get voters to an appropriate voting center or Election Day polling place, and communicate voting wait times.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

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Requirements

Election Outreach requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.9 or later (Standard or Advanced)

Information products

Election Outreach includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Promoting Transparent Elections

An ArcGIS Hub site used by the general public to access election information

Not required

My Elected Representative

A Zone Lookup app used by the general public to determine who represents them in local, state, and federal elected offices

Not required

Election Polling Places

A Zone Lookup app used by voters to locate a polling place where ballots can be cast on Election Day

Not required

Voting Centers

A Nearby app used by voters to locate voting centers and official ballot drop boxes

Not required

Election Data Management

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

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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.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

VersionDescription

2.0

  • Updated Promoting Transparent Elections to embed the My Elected Representative app.
  • Updated My Elected Representative, Election Polling Places and Voting Centers to use ArcGIS Instant Apps.
  • Updated Voting Centers and Election Data Management to include ballot drop boxes.
  • Updated ElectionGeography schema to support additional early voting patterns.

1.0