As you (hopefully) know, election day is next Tuesday, November 8th! It’s been a long and arduous campaign cycle, and on Voting Day, everyone will be anxiously awaiting the results of the election.
GIS staff in Virginia have been using their GIS capabilities to deliver smart, real-time results in elections. This allows interested citizens to monitor election results by location.
Results for the election are continuously updated throughout the night, giving viewers precinct-level voting results for all contests on a precinct’s ballot, bar charts showing voter turnout and which votes were cast, and social media links for sharing results.
The GIS map was so popular (averaging 800 unique visitors per hour) that the GIS staff increased their server capacity to accommodate the additional traffic, showing the value GIS capabilities can bring to any community.