NSGIC has announced the fourth Elections GeoSummit, taking place virtually on December 8 from noon till 2 p.m. ET. This year’s focus is on advances made in geo-enabled elections, drawing on insights from the 2022 State Election Director Report. The program also looks ahead, at upcoming challenges indicated by the 28 election directors surveyed for the report. One example: voter registration systems are projected to support geospatial data by 2027 in nearly 90% of states and territories surveyed, while only 39% possess such systems today. Finally, speakers will discuss learnings from the 2021 redistricting and how to prepare for a smoother, less work-intense effort in 2031.
NSGIC’s Geo-Enabled Elections project, 2017-2022, has developed a number of tools and resources available for download here to states and counties looking to elevate their use of GIS in elections.
Each year, the Elections GeoSummit brings together the nation’s leaders in elections management and GIS to share leading-edge findings and craft best practices to enhance election systems. Registration is free and required using this link.