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We want to make democracy more user-friendly – at every level – but in particular, at the local level where not only educated voting (Do you really know who to vote for at the local level when you close that curtain?), but finding and commenting on what is happening at local council meetings, school board meetings, etc. has been very difficult. With today’s technology, being an empowered citizen is overdue and Voterheads is committed to doing something about it. Read More

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If you haven't already, go see it for yourself.  Once you see how well-organized government can be, you'll wonder why we didn't do this earlier.

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Nov 2016

Immigration at the Local Level – A look at some 2016 examples

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Do you think of immigration only as a national and international issue? Unless you live along one of the United States’ borders, perhaps you think that immigration is not that important for your state, town, or city. This isn’t surprising. Immigration almost always comes up during presidential and congressional elections, like it did during the 2016 election. Its no wonder if you think of immigration only in those terms.

From concerns regarding the protection of the United States’ borders to the impact of immigration on the availability of jobs, its easy to see why the issue is so crucial at the highest levels of government. Yet  is a local issue too! From the impact of new immigrant groups upon an area to the encouragement of diversity in dense populations, city and county governments continually address immigration in their day to day work. Keep reading to see how some of the local governments from the Voterheads database tackled issues related to immigration last month.

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25

Oct 2016

We’ve got your local ballot research tips right here ;)

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Since our founding, Voterheads has been busy trying to make it easier for the average citizen to understand and participate in local government issues.  That includes being able to learn more about the candidates at election time.  And that day has come!  

You may have heard that we recently partnered with our friends at Ballotpedia to share our local government monitoring service with their users.  And so we’d like to do the same and share with our users the amazing progress Ballotpedia has made towards getting you the information you need to make an informed voting decision this election.

05

Oct 2016

Improving Local Government is a Team Sport

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At Voterheads, we’re passionate about making local government easier to access and participate.  The same is true for our friends at Ballotpedia.  Thanks to some initial outreach by our board member Mike Switzer, we originally started talking with Ballotpedia this summer.  While we started the discussion around what we could do around the Midlands ballot project we did last election cycle, we quickly came to the conclusion that our scopes overlapped best at the municipal information level.

We had a great time working with Matt, Daniel, and the local desk team.  The result of that collaboration is improved transparency for the top municipalities in the nation.  Now, when you go to a City page at Ballotpedia:

You can now find the current and recent agendas, supplied by yours truly!

We’re excited to be working with Ballotpedia in a way that makes it easier for all of us to track our local governments.  At Voterheads, you can access these top municipalities and 1400 more cities and counties.

If you’re interested in partnering with us, shoot me an e-mail: karl@voterheads.com

-Karl

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19

Sep 2016

Voterheads Launches Free Email Alert Service Nationally to Over 1,400 Cities and Counties Across the U.S.

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Columbia, SC─ September 19, 2016 ─ Voterheads announced today that citizens in all counties and cities across the country will be able to stay informed on local issues by registering online at  HYPERLINK “http://www.Voterheads.com” www.Voterheads.com.

“We are excited about launching our free service to citizens nationwide,” says Karl McCollester, CEO of Voterheads.  “Our goal is to make democracy more user-friendly at all levels.  Voterheads helps people find out what’s happening at local council meetings, school board meetings, and so much more.  Finding and commenting on what’s happening at these meetings has always been difficult.  Now, by subscribing to our service, citizens will be able to find out about any local meeting agenda item that might affect them, such as a nearby property owner applying for re-zoning.  Subscribers can then simply cast their votes and comment online showing their like or dislike of that issue.”

About the Service

Potential subscribers can go to www.Voterheads.com and enter a zip code, then select local organizations to monitor. Over 100 key interests, such as taxes, gun control, and civil rights, can be monitored.  After subscribing, an email will arrive each week containing a custom report with upcoming meetings, important agenda items, and issues that match personal interests. Subscribers can reply to the email with questions or comments.  Voterheads will forward those questions and comments to the appropriate officials.


About Voterheads.com

The goal of Voterheads is to provide an ongoing social media platform and alert service providing users with information and the ability to vote and comment on local public meeting agenda items in which they have an interest.  The service puts forth user-friendly candidate research in the form of a sample ballot linking to news, blogs, and other information specific to each ballot name and item.

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