Focus Groups, Surveys, and Community Discussions
By partnering with the Voting Technology Project (VTP) and attaining the financial support of the James Irvine Foundation, input was collected through a countywide voter survey, voter focus groups, a pollworker survey, local election official focus groups, and internal discussion groups.
Open Design Search
The Open Design Search was launched to envision what a voting system may look like. This search engaged a broad range of experts, designers, and the general public. The Open Design Search was composed of two elements: 1) an online Open Innovation Challenge and 2) Brainstorming Workshops.
The Open Innovation Challenge took place in partnership with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) Accessible Voting Technology Initiative. It was funded by a competitive grant from the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission.
Brainstorming workshops were also conducted in partnership with ITIF and the Election Verification Network.