Election Toolkit

Election administrators face many challenges planning for and running elections. This website offers tools based on the expertise of election administrators, business managers, and social science researchers that can help election administrators plan and conduct elections.

Our goal is to demonstrate what is possible with such tools. The Election Management Toolkit is an open access place where technologies can be shared and improved. We launch this site with three key tools developed. We encourage you to use these tools and give us (and the developers) feedback on them.

Information about Election Day 2014 Research


Line Optimization and Poll Worker Management
Developer: Stephen Graves

This tool uses queueing theory to calculate the minimal number of service stations at a process step in a polling place so as to satisfy a service target on maximum waiting times.

Poll Worker and Machine Optimization
Developer: Aaron Strauss

An easy-to-use calculator that takes basic information about a precinct and reports the number of check-in poll books and voting machines needed to keep lines short during a presidential election.

Line Optimization

Developer: Mark Pelczarski

This simulation gives an idea of potential voter wait times for if you have estimates of projected turnout, average time to vote with your ballot and equipment, and average time required to check-in each voter.

Online Voter Registration

Online Voter Registration Tools
Developer: Rock the Vote

Online registration tools for jurisdictions that have not yet moved to online registration.

Platform for Designated Partners
Developer: Rock the Vote

Technology concept for states that have or will be implementing online voter registration, allowing them to receive registration applications electronically from designated partners.

Open Source Voter Registration Software
Developer: Rock the Vote
and the TrustTheVote Project

A complete, proven technology solution for states considering a new online registration system.

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