Voting can be complicated: location of poll sites, voter registration, ranked-choice voting, referendums, etc. The information is overwhelming. We give explanations for it all, and direct folks to the best resources for answers to their questions.
But we go further than simply providing information that is already out there. We live in the age of data. In the world of voting, some data are robust. Voter experience data? Not so much. Cook Out the Vote uses its events to identify fresh ways to collect information at a poll site level, including wait times, ease of access, and line formation, among other data points. We also work with technology partners to develop tools to expand and deploy data collection project. That data we collect will play a crucial role in identifying problems spots in the current voting processes, and aid policy makers and advocates to make voting a better experience for everyone.