Geo-Enabled Elections

map of Shasta County, California
A map shared by Shasta County, California, officials during a presentation on May 6, 2021, reveals the typical pencil-and-paper processes that once defined elections operations in the local government. (Shasta County, California)

How Shasta County, Calif., used GIS to improve elections

County officials said a recent pilot project with the National States Geographic Information Council gave them a boost in confidence and staff support.
Phoenix, AZ
About 2.1 million ballots were cast in Maricopa County, Arizona, the nation’s fourth-largest county, in 2020. (Getty Images)

One Arizona county is showing what GIS can do for elections

Maricopa County, Arizona, which is home to more than 2.4 million voters, has used geospatial information systems to perfect its legislative and precinct maps, and grow voter…