Elected Officials want to cut through the noise and understand who is contacting them so they can make better decisions for their potential voters. Some Senate offices are receiving 25,000 message per week, and 1,300,000 messages per year. Elected Officials see email addresses or Twitter Handles, but what they want to know is… Are you a registered voter? Do you live in my district? Do you vote?
What it does
The Verified Voter Badge identifies registered voters and shows their voting district, party registration, and voting history. As a bonus: Citizens have a new reward for voting. Political Organizers have a whole new set of data to turn people out to vote!
How we built it
We transformed NGP VAN's SOAP APIs using REST infrastructure and hosted that API using Flask and Heroku for our demo.
Challenges we ran into
SOAP APIs suck
Accomplishments that we're proud of
REST APIs do not
What's next for Verified Voter Advocacy
We hope to implement this software in national advocacy campaigns through NGP VANs partnerships with campaigns, labor unions, etc