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, CIO, King County