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.

Timeline

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

Nomination

Organizations submit nominations for existing unpublished data they would like the government to release as open data.

Phase 2

Voting

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

Results

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

Open data is often presented as rows and tables of text, numbers, and shapes. But most people aren't going to be familiar with how to use data. We want to help them transform data into applications and visualizations that inform the public, inspire action, and help improve our region’s well-being.

- Robert Cheetham, Founder & CEO of Azavea