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Saturday, March 7 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
How to improve NYC's Board of Election data

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In the first part of the session, we will explore Crosstown, a new application to make historical election results data from the NYC Board of Elections easier to analyze. NYCBOE data is currently siloed and is difficult to use to compare vote counts from different elections and different years. Crosstown is intended to be useful for voters, candidates, and campaign staff/volunteers by providing data visualizations -- including a map of the city broken down by borough, Assembly District, and Election District -- that make our complex elections system easier to understand.

In the second part, we will brainstorm about additional uses for NYCBOE data in order to propose a format for an election results dataset that could live on the NYC Open Data portal. Depending on the interest/skills of the audience, we may use our time to develop a proposal to the NYCBOE to build and publish that dataset.

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Alec Barrett

Democratic District Leader
Alec is the lead developer at TWO-N, a boutique data visualization studio. He is also a member of Manhattan Community Board 9 and regular student at trainings by BetaNYC and the Manhattan Borough President's Office. He is an alum of the Recurse Center.

Saturday March 7, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
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