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Election Administration Survival Guide

A clearinghouse of free and affordable resources to help run a local election office.

Create a map | BatchGeo

Make maps from a list of multiple polling locations, use addresses, postcodes, or coordinates. Free hosting for your own interactive map locator.

Field Guides to Ensuring Voter Intent

8 volumes of simple steps to design and test ballots, write voter instructions, and publish poll worker training materials. Download for FREE!

Information for Poll Workers and Election Officials for transgender voters

This is a guide for poll workers on how to deal with transgender voters whose ID documents may not match their gender expression

Google Docs

Create and edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets with collaborators in real time. FREE!


Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz is a non-partisan program at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law devoted to bringing insight and information on the laws governing all types of elections in the United States. At the program's center is the Election Law @ Moritz website, a collection of analyses, litigation documents, webcasts, commentary and more about election law.

Check here often for updates and legal changes impacting election administration from throughout the county.

SurveyMonkey: Free online survey software & questionnaire tool

Survey your poll workers before and after a training class! Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time. SurveyMonkey provides free online questionnaire and survey software.

Quick Start Guides | The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) created the Quick Start Guides and the Election Management Guidelines to assist state and local election officials in effectively managing and administering elections.

Download the Best Practices Manual | League of Women Voters of California ®

To get information about the Best Practices Manual for Official Voter Information Guides project trainings and access to the manual in PDF, please provide your email below.

Call-Em-All Automated Messaging | Voice Broadcast & SMS

Need to remind poll workers of their training class and precinct assignment? Call-Em-All automated messaging service, for organizations of all sizes. Simple, affordable for everyone. Start a free trial or text DEMO to 292929.


The Easiest Way To Take Poll Worker Training Bookings Online. Let people book fixed length slots straight into your Google Calendar.

Elections Professionals | LinkedIn

This group is dedicated to providing support and resources to Elections Professionals in public, commercial and non-profit organizations.

Poll Everywhere

Great for poll worker training and state conferences! Audience response system that uses mobile phones, twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on gorgeous charts in PowerPoint, Keynote, or web browser.

VTP - Election Toolkit

This website offers tools based on the expertise of election administrators, business managers, and social science researchers that can help election administrators plan and conduct elections.

Rock the Vote

Our top priority right now is online voter registration (OVR) - an idea we have been studying and testing and building tools to support for nearly two decades. We are thrilled by the growing enthusiasm for OVR in the states, and the opportunity it provides for collaboration between Rock the Vote and elections officials!
We have set up this website to share our lessons learned, research, tools and technologies, and anything else we build or discover regarding online registration with you.

electionLine is the nation's only nonpartisan, non-advocacy clearinghouse for election reform news and information.

Elections Resources

NCSL has gathered websites for many election-related blogs and organizations that focus on elections policy, research and administration. Some of these resources come from an advocacy perspective, and inclusion on this list does not imply an endorsement from NCSL.