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IPCE joins Ballotpedia; Interactivity Foundation in Chicago voter education effort

The Chicago Community Discussion Project aims to provide voters with answers from candidates to the questions they care about

The Institute has joined an initiative led by Ballotpedia and the Interactivity Foundation to get Chicagoans the answers they need in order to cast their votes in the municipal elections in February.

The Chicago Community Discussion Project engaged Chicago residents in small group conversations facilitated by Interactivity Foundation to unearth the most important issues to voters in the city. Participants voted on 100 questions for all candidates generated from these conversations in early December through an online process designed and implemented by IPCE.

When the final grouping of questions are selected, Ballotpedia will create and administer a candidate questionnaire to be published before the February 26 election.

The Institute's survey implementation will help these organizations prioritize residents' preferences on policy issues. By partnering on this project, IPCE hopes to further our mission of creating a more engaged citizenry, as well as help produce a more transparent and informed democracy.  

Connect with the Institute on social media and follow along on our blog to be alerted when the final results of this project become available.