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Center for Technology and Civic Life
Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) harnesses technology and information to modernize the voting experience, build resilient election systems, and increase public confidence and participation in election processes. CTCL works directly with election officials at the state and local levels to implement uniform best practices in an otherwise fragmented system. It offers tools and training for local election departments on using new technology for digital communications, cybersecurity, mail voting, electronic ballot requests, and other adaptations to respond to needs emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and other disruptions and developments.
CTCL also collects nationwide data on all candidates, referenda, polling locations, political office descriptions, and disability, race, and gender metrics through its Ballot Information Project (BIP). BIP data is used for civic engagement and research projects, including Google’s Civic Information API and Facebook.
Our online database includes grants made by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund over the past five years.