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Google Creates a Better Way to Help You Find Your Local Lawmakers

November 26, 2013
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Google Creates a Better Way to Help You Find Your Local Lawmakers
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And the company wants your feedback on it

Google just rolled out a few upgrades to its Civic Information API that “lets developers connect constituents to their federal, state, county and municipal elected officials—right down to the city council district.” In a blog post, Google stated that its API has already allowed developers to create apps for U.S. elections, but few offer ways to find lawmakers at the local level. You can already see the features of the new API in action via partner websites such as Change.org and Popvox. As with any open data project, the process is ongoing and open for testing and feedback. If you’d like to help test or weigh on on the new features, visit Google’s Developer Forum.

Source: Google Developers

 

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