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NSGIC Supports Election Modernization with GIS Integration of Voter Rolls

Election security is in the news with many races decided by the thinnest of margins; NSGIC offers GIS support to ensure accurate district assignments.

Imagine running for office, losing by 67 votes, then finding out that friends in your district couldn’t find you on the ballot. As that happened to a candidate in Georgia, he plotted voter addresses against district maps and discovered more than 67 people that had received the wrong ballot or had voted in the wrong district. Likely the result of inaccurate boundary interpretation and outdated practices, the State of Georgia had to undergo expensive litigation and two redos of the original primary due to the same problem rooted in inaccurate district map interpretation.

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