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 alternatives 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, communicate voting wait times and recruit poll workers.

Learn more about the Election Outreach solution.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS Online organization.

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Requirements

Election Outreach requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.4 or later (Basic, 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

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app used by the general public to determine who represents them in local, state, and federal elected offices

Not Required

Election Polling Places

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app used by voters to locate a polling place where ballots can be cast on Election Day

Not Required

Voting Centers

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app used by voters to locate a voting center where ballots can be cast in person or by mail

Not Required

Poll Worker Application

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by the general public to volunteer to become a poll worker

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

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.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

VersionDescription

1.0

  • First release of Election Outreach