Engage the public to prioritize open data releases

OpenDataVote encourages citizens to get involved in the process of open government and cultivates government transparency through the release of data.


This initiative is generally divided into 4 phases, but this process can be modified to fit your needs! Check out the Guide for more info how how to run your own OpenDataVote.

Phase 1


Organizations submit nominations for existing unpublished data they would like the government to release as open data.

Phase 2


The general public votes for the data nomination that they would like published as open data.

Phase 3

Data Release

Local government coordinates with OpenDataVote partners and nominating organizations to publish data sets that receive the most votes from the public.

Phase 4


Open data access allows participating organizations, government agencies, and the general public to complete projects that benefit the community.

Our goal is to help those not familiar with data transform rows of text, numbers, and shapes into applications and visualizations that inform the public and help improve our region’s well-being, inspire action, and contribute to a more dynamic community.

- Robert Cheetham, Founder & CEO of Azavea