Voting Information Project Data Flow

The Voting Information Project (VIP) works with states to ensure that Americans can easily find official voting information where they look for it most: online. A partnership of The Pew Charitable Trusts, Google, and states, VIP aims to provide voters with answers to basic questions such as “Where is my polling place?” and “What’s on my ballot?” Read more.

Voting Information Project Makes Casting Ballots Easier in 2017

The Voting Information Project (VIP), an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, is a collaboration with the states, Google, and other private sector partners to ensure that Americans have the official information they need to cast a ballot, including where to vote and what candidates and initiatives are on the ballot. Read more.

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.