Using GIS to Get-Out-The-Vote in San Diego's Asian Community
Track: Elections and Redistricting
Authors: Vince Vasquez, Tim Nguyen
With limited financial resources and volunteers, a San Diego Asian civic organization successfully used GIS to develop a Get-Out-The-Vote program for the San Diego City Council 4th District Special Election in March 2013. GIS software increased time, volunteer and financial efficiencies in contacting Asian voters. The result was a 4% increase in Asian voter participation in the targeted area, a strong result for volunteer Get-Out-The-Vote programs.