Jurisdictions Used GIS to Ensure Safe, Reliable, and Efficient Elections during Pandemic
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 26, 2021 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that several of its users in the state and local government sector have been honored by the US Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) in the 2020 Annual Clearinghouse "Clearie" Awards.
Established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), the EAC launched the Clearies to promote best practices in elections. This year's winners and honorable mentions demonstrated how agencies are using technology to advance the election process in these unprecedented times of pandemic and high voter turnout.
Awardees specifically included the state and local government organizations that used Esri's GIS software for elections to deliver unprecedented levels of service. These jurisdictions' use of GIS was held up by the commission as a model of a modernized elections process.
Each winner implemented its approach before, during, and after major elections to ensure a safe, reliable, and efficient 2020 election. The following jurisdictions were recognized for their work:
- Durham County, North Carolina, Board of Elections
- Utah County, Utah, Elections Division and GIS Department
- Hudson County, New Jersey, Executive and the Board of County Commissioners
- Georgia Secretary of State
- Orange County, California, Registrar of Voters
To view a full list of all US EAC Clearinghouse 2020 Award Winners, visit www.eac.gov/eac-clearinghouse-award-winners-2020.
To learn more about how to use Esri's ArcGIS Solutions for your next election, visit go.esri.com/GIS4Elections.
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Jo Ann Pruchniewski
Public Relations, Esri