Sunday, September 12, 2004

Democracy for Washington Tutorial

Philip Bell of Democracy for Washington has posted an excellent short tutorial on how to use the Washington State interactive map. Thanks for doing this!

Thursday, September 9, 2004

New Jersey Get-Out-The-Vote Maps

FairVote2020 has developed an interactive map showing registration and turnout in New Jersey for the 2000 presidential election.

Additional maps include census data on race, ethnicity and income. Change maps by clicking the drop-down menu under "Compare Maps" on the left.

At the end of this page is a link to Adobe maps showing nonvoters and 2000 turnout rates by precinct for New Jersey cities with populations greater than 15,000. There is also a link to a second set of maps for the same places displaying Bush-Gore by precinct. Use the two sets in tandem to help target your canvassing efforts.

Unregistered Over 18 Population in 2000 by Precinct

Google-FairData Base Map (start with a Google map interface)

Map 1 (default map)-- Percent 18 + Unregistered in New Jersey 2000 (by 2000 precinct)

At a scale of about 3 miles, the number of voting age persons (by precinct) who were not registered at the time of the 2000 election is displayed in purple boxes. This number has not been adjusted for non-citizens. Precinct boundaries are those in effect in 2000.

At a scale of about 3 miles, pie charts display in areas with significant minority population, showing race/ethnicity components for the over 18 population.

Note: Precinct-level election and registration data could not be matched to precinct geography in Camden, Monroe, and Berkeley Township

Sources: Census 2000, Federal Elections Project, American University.

Maps 2 thru 17 -- Block-Group Socio-Economic Detail Maps

See SocioEcon mapper for map details.

Sources: Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data and SF 3 Sample Data

Note: Block group boundaries cannot be displayed in Map 1. Precinct boundaries cannot be displayed in Maps 2 thru 17

.Map 18 -- Bush-Gore by Precinct

Head-to-head contest (minus third party votes)

Sources: Census 2000, Federal Elections Project, American University.

Map 19 -- Party Affiliation (State Senate 2007)

Map 20 -- Party Affiliation (State House 2007)

High Detail "Zoomable"-- Adobe format -- zoom to 200+)

  • New Jersey cities with populations over 15,000

Community-wide Voter Registration Maps

Birds-eye view of registration for the 18+ population in the 2000 general election. The numbers displayed in purple boxes show unregistered 18+ . These maps match the default map in the interactive map described abe.

Community-wide Bush Gore Maps

Bush-Gore by precinct (head to head contest excluding third party candidates). The numbers in boxes show votes cast for the two major party candidates .

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

10,000 Maps

To access the interactive maps select a state from the sidebar.

Over 9,000 high detail "zoomable" printer-ready, PDA compatible, street-level focus precinct maps are also available for Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina. Depending on the state, the maps show block-level estimates of unregistered persons of voting age or unregistered plus inactive voters.

In addition, community-wide Adobe maps can be downloaded for about 1,600 localities in those eight states and a dozen or so other states where we have statewide registration or turnout data -- Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Depending on the state, these maps show precinct or neighborhood-level estimates of unregistered persons of voting age or unregistered plus inactive voters.

Just for fun, we've added Adobe maps showing Bush-Gore by precinct for the same set of localities in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. Similar Adobe maps are available for the 2002 Senate contests in North Carolina and Georgia and the 2002 Wisconsin Attorney General race.

Also, street-level census data Adobe maps are available for selected precincts in Oregon and Wisconsin counties, where we have been unable to obtain the registered voter lists.

These interactive and Adobe maps can help you marshal scarce resources for door-to-door voter registration and target areas for transporting voters to the polls.

In addition to the default voter registration maps, each interactive map application includes maps showing neighborhood-level detail on the following:

-- Median Household Income (1999)
-- Population Below Poverty
-- Population Under 18 Below Poverty
-- Female Householder (single-parent) with own children
-- Percent Black (single-race, all ages)
-- Percent Latino (any race, all ages)
-- Percent Native American (single- race, all ages)
-- Percent Asian (single-race, all ages)
-- Housing Tenure (renters and homeowners)
-- Median Home Value (by census tract)
-- 18-64 Limited English-Speaking Ability (Spanish speakers only)
-- Percent Undercount
-- Households without a vehicle
-- Population 25 and over without a high school degree
-- Foreign Born Non-citizen Population (any race or ethnicity, all ages)
-- Population Ages 15 to 24