U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote Foundation Launch Election Official Directory Application Programming Interface

New API to Support Election Services Developers with Comprehensive Address and Contact Data for Every Local Election Jurisdiction

WASHINGTON, D.C – July 24, 2014 - U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) and Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) today announced the Election Official Directory Application Programming Interface (EOD API), which allows any voter or election services organization to utilize the data in this comprehensive election jurisdiction database in their own application or on their own website.

The Election Official Directory (EOD) is a highly successful and proven directory application that OVF / US Vote pioneered ten years ago to facilitate overseas and military voter registration and absentee ballot request processing, which is carried out at the local election office level. Since then, it has become the leading data source of its kind, used by more than 20 states, associations, campaigns, and voter outreach organizations combined. The extensive contact information supports communications between voters and the local election officials who serve them.

The EOD API development was inspired by a development request from Long Distance Voter, which will be the first licensee and user of the EOD data. "With the new EOD API, voting and elections organizations will be encouraged to use the data to enhance their own voter services," stated Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President and CEO, OVF and US Vote.

OVF and US Vote are proud of the assiduous data maintenance program that they have developed to maintain the extensive database comprising 7,825 records, which combines automation with personal contact with election officials who actively participate in the maintenance of the data. To see examples of available data in action, please visit the online Election Official Directory.

License requests for the EOD API are given careful review to ensure that use of the data is aligned with its purpose of providing support for voting- and election-related activities.

To acquire an EOD API license, please contact info(at)usvotefoundation.org or call +1 202.470.2480.