Building on the work of Herron, Stewart, et al studying the tradeoff between election resources and voter waiting, PollTrack is a new mobile web application to collect election day information. This application greatly simplifies the process for collecting data, but also adds geocoding and flexible ballot casting models that are used globally which in turn permits finer levels of analysis. Analysis of PollTrack data could help election officials determine an optimal allocation of resources and minimize in-line wait time for voters.
Our PollTrack app was recently mentioned in an article in Wired magazine. Read the article here.