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Four-Fifths of U.S. States Still Not Releasing Structured Election Data

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 3 2009

Here's a neat little civic engagement project to get started on tomorrow. Google and the Pew Center on the States have been working for years now on something called the Voting Information Project, aimed a solving one ... Read More

Googling Virginia's Vote

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 22 2009

The Google Voting Information Project, an effort we've geeked out over in the past for its attempt to organize election information in a way most useful to citizens, is rolling out a widgety thing on the occasion of the ... Read More

Membership Data Becomes Newest Weapon Against Britain's Far-Right BNP

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 21 2009

Why might the British National Party not exactly be thrilled that its membership list was revealed to all the world on Wikileaks, that online clearinghouse of sneaky bits created by Chinese dissidents and geared towards ... Read More

Q&A on Federal Register XML

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, October 7 2009

Over on O'Reilly Radar, Carl Malamud has a chat with Federal Register director Ray Mosley and the Government Printing Office's Michael Wash, based on questions on the new Federal Register in XML that Malamud collected ... Read More

And Then There Were 102: NYC's DataMine Glitch

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 6 2009

(By Nancy Scola and Micah Sifry) Read More

BigApps: Build a Better Gotham [UPDATED]

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 6 2009

The New York Times stole the best headline for this post, "New York City Wants You to Create an App For That." Sigh. Anyho, the Big Apple is indeed kicking off its Big Apps contest this very afternoon. Read More

The Fine Art of Data Husbandry: A Look at What Catalist is Teaching Democrats

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 6 2009

The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder is digging into an "after action" report from Catalist, the progressive data firm. Read More

MySociety Founder's Tory Support Has Some Crying Foul

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 5 2009

One of the biggest names in open government you may have never heard up is involved in an intriguing dust-up. Read More

Federal Register Goes XML (Now Make 'Em Glad They Did)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 5 2009

Here's a nice point on the board when it comes to e-government. Read More