Category: Outstanding Innovations in Elections

The Line Tracking Project which has enabled voters to check wait times at their local polling place and access additional tools to facilitate the voting process.

The Line Tracking Project is the culmination of several years of extensive research studying voter wait times. The project features a new public website allowing voters to check wait times at their local polling place and access additional tools to facilitate the voting process. The website and tools were introduced in 2018 and improved upon during the 2019 elections. As home to the University of Michigan, many Ann Arbor polling places previously experienced long wait times. In partnership with the University, the project team continues to evaluate how line counts, website data, e-pollbook numbers, and ballots casts can be harnessed to improve the voter experience.

Competition Submission

  2019 Clearies Innovations in Elections Award graphic