Center for Technology and Civic Life
CTCL is a non-partisan, non-profit that uses technology to improve the way local governments and communities interact. We do this by providing free and low-cost resources for local election administrators so they can update the ways they use technology to communicate with voters. We also do this by publishing free, open-source civic datasets that are used in some of the most powerful tools that drive civic participation.
To date, we’ve built a knowledge network of hundreds of local election administrators through a program we call ELECTricity. And we have published civic datasets that answer questions like 'What’s on my ballot?' and 'Who represents me?', which have been accessed over 200 million times.
Read more about our work here:
- 2016 Year in Review: https://www.techandciviclife.org/news/2017/1/24/ctcl-turns-two
- The New York Times featuring our Ballot Information Project: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/technology/facebook-can-tell-you-what-to-expect-in-the-voting-booth.html?_r=0
- KSMU Ozarks Public Radio featuring our Government Services work: http://ksmu.org/post/nearly-half-missouri-counties-have-no-election-websites-according-one-nonprofit-organization#stream/0