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Live Since: September 23, 2010

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Open Data Holds Key Role During Elections

The King County Open Data Initiative started with the goal of publishing the most requested information online. The result was a pioneering use case for Open Data. The King County Open Data Portal now hosts vital information for elections; allowing constituents to locate the nearest ballot drop-box, view election calendars, and review election results. As a result, the residents of King County now participate in a more transparent and accountable government.

“This is an innovative web service to meet King County’s goals for an open, transparent and accountable government. Our website exposes large amounts of County data and makes it easy to use for developers and community groups.”

Bill Kehoe, Chief Information Officer, King County
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King County Launches Open Data Website
by Rick Roth, University of Washington, Department of Geography, October 6, 2010

King County: Ordinance Creating Open Data Web Site
by Andrew Hart, Social Capital Review, June 5th, 2010

Executive launches King County Open Data Project for easier access to public information
by King County Executive Office, September 23rd, 2010

Open Data Plays Key Role in Election Results
by King County, 2011 Election Cycle screenshot 2 screenshot 1