Democracy Works Announces Elections API Beta Release

September 29, 2023
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At Democracy Works, we help Americans vote by providing reliable, useful voting guidance through the sites, apps, and groups they trust. As part of our commitment to providing essential nonpartisan guidance on how to vote, register, and stay informed about crucial election dates and deadlines, we are excited to announce the beta launch of our Democracy Works Elections API Version 2.0.

In a time when access to accurate information is crucial, we’re innovating to ensure that every eligible voter has the knowledge and resources they need to cast their ballot. Our data covers thousands of elections each year, all the way down to the school board and sub-municipal level.

For the first time, we’re making this essential data more widely available to empower all organizations to reach their audience, increase their civic engagement efforts, and strengthen our democracy together.

Voters often face confusing, incomplete, and outdated content in our current information landscape–voting laws can change quickly and misinformation has proliferated online. It is critical that voters and groups providing voting guidance can rely on a trustworthy source of data to help them navigate this complexity.

Plus, voters are busy, and voting information can be complex and hard to find. We distill convoluted election procedures into clear guidance on how to register and vote. Our team of government affairs specialists, researchers, writers, and translators collaborate to ensure our voting guidance is accurate and precise in both English and Spanish.

With a proliferation of mis- and dis-information and the rapid growth of generative artificial intelligence, Democracy Works is committed to transparency in our voting information. Every piece of data sourced from us is traceable, verifiable, and reliable. Whether you’re a developer harnessing our API or a curious voter seeking vital election information, our commitment is to give you a clear, verifiable line of sight to the original source of that data.

Our Elections API will allow your organization to ensure your audience is prepared to cast a ballot in every election.

Developers are invited to request access to the 2.0 beta by clicking here.

The Democracy Works Elections API 2.0 builds on the foundation of our original API offering, collecting election information from authoritative government sources and providing updates to keep information current. We deploy a rigorous research process and quality assurance system to ensure our data is always accurate, comprehensive, and timely.

For a deeper look at the data included in our latest API offering, click here.

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