Durham Open Voter Registration Project (Durham OpenVR) Bootstrapping

Our goal is to increase voter registration, education, and turnout — by enabling community outreach and activist groups to use the publicly available data on voter registrations and voting history published by the state Board of Elections.

We may also partner with community groups to offer software tools to help with their voter drives and registration efforts.

The voter registration element is officially nonpartisan, and the project will make no attempt to impede or withhold outreach to any population of voters.

However, there is a decidedly left-of-center/progressive bent to the…

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Open Referral Pilot: Towards an Open Social Services Resource Directory Bootstrapping

Working with Chris Mathews at Code for Raleigh - he's tracking a project as NC Connect

Durham Open Referral Memo (More details)

Problem Statement

The social safety net is fragmented. There are many small social programs and individual nonprofits that provide services, but those change regularly.The current system of directory updates is costly (manual intern labor pulls together updates), and the data collected are not available in open…

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