Request for Applications Signals Next Step in Voting Information Project Transition

In March, the Voting Information Project (VIP) announced that it had begun the process of identifying a new home for the project in 2018 and beyond. Read more.

Voting Information Project Seeks New Home

Last September, the Voting Information Project (VIP) announced that it was beginning a process to identify its next phase, as The Pew Charitable Trusts transitions away from elections work. Read more.

VIP Continues to Support Elections Throughout 2017

The Voting Information Project (VIP) is significantly expanding its support of state and local elections in 2017. As it did in 2016 during the general election, VIP will provide critical information, such as polling place locations and ballot information, to voters who will cast ballots in more than 70 elections. Read more.

Where Should the Voting Information Project Go From Here?

As you may have heard, The Pew Charitable Trusts has initiated a planning process to determine the future of the Voting Information Project (VIP). And as part of that process, we are seeking input from the field on what stakeholders think should be the next phase of VIP. Read more.

Record Number of Voters Use Digital Tools to Find Poll Locations, Ballot Information

Before most polls opened on Election Day, more U.S. voters had accessed Voting Information Project (VIP) tools than ever before. These resources use official government data to provide voters with information about polling place locations, hours of operation, and ballot summaries. Read more.

Media and Technology Companies Work to Get Out the Vote

As Election Day nears, prominent companies are actively encouraging their audiences to vote. Firefox, Twitter, MTV, and LinkedIn all partnered with Get to the Polls, an effort of the Voting Information Project (VIP), to help voters access information about polling locations, hours of operation, early voting, and ballot summaries. Read more.

Voting Information Is Easy to Find in Social Media-Saturated Election

This year, social media companies are prompting voters—or prospective voters—to register to vote, find their polling locations, and make a plan for Election Day. Indeed, while online or using a smartphone, learning about casting a ballot in the 2016 election is easier than ever. Read more.

Voters Gain Better Access to Information as States Embrace Digital Tools

States across the country are using free tools from the Voting Information Project (VIP) to provide voters with timely, accurate election information. VIP’s tools—a Short Message Service (SMS) tool,* the embeddable voting information widget, and white-label iOS and Android apps—are in use in 44 states. These free resources can be customized by including a logo, official seal, preferred colors, and text, and they are designed to help states, cities, and civic-minded organizations make sure voters have the knowledge they need to cast their ballots. Read more.

AT&T Helps Voters Get to the Polls

As Election Day approaches, companies across the U.S. are finding innovative ways to share nonpartisan voting information with their audiences by using data and resources from the Voting Information Project (VIP). Now, telecommunications giant AT&T is joining this group by embedding VIP’s Voting Information Tool on its state-specific “community” websites, which offer news targeted to consumers based on where they live. Read more.

Voting Information Now Available in More Languages

The Voting Information Project (VIP) has updated its digital tool to provide official voting information in 17 languages: For the 2016 presidential election, the mobile-optimized tool supports Amharic, Chinese, English, Hmong, Hindi, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. The tool, which provides polling locations and ballot information based on users’ addresses, is free and can be embedded on websites and customized for any city, municipality, or state across a range of technology platforms. Read more.