Jim Condos launches new Vermont elections searchable database

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Jim Condos launches new Vermont elections searchable database

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announced today a new searchable database of Vermont elections results. The new site makes it easier to find results by year, office, or candidate and continues the efforts by Secretary Condos to make information more accessible for Vermonters.

Secretary of State Jim Condos with a slide presentation of new database. Click image for Web page.

“I’m happy that we are able to launch this new research tool today providing Vermonters with easy access to election results,” Condos.  “As Secretary of State, I have made it a priority to make my office and all the information we have as accessible as possible.  This site will provide researchers, educators, and curious Vermonters with an easy way to track and analyze election results.”

The data includes over 5,000 elections, nearly 3,000 candidates, and dates back to 1974.  It includes primary elections, presidential primaries, and general elections.  With a few clicks, a visitor could find general election results for governor from 1974 or look up the vote totals of their local representative.  Going forward, all election results will be added to the database to provide a comprehensive look at elections in Vermont.

The database technology is powered by ElectionStats, a voting statistics archive and publishing platform produced by Civera Software of Boston, Massachusetts.

"Civera is proud to partner with the Vermont Secretary of State to make Vermont election results more accessible to the public," said Adam Friedman, President of Civera. "Our core philosophy has always been that voters should have 24/7 access to the data their government creates on their behalf. Democracy demands transparency, and this database represents one more way to fulfill that demand.”