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Electoral Data Researcher

We Vote

We Vote

Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
Join the WeVote Movement

WeVote currently has an open volunteer Electoral Data Researcher position to work remotely with our active team to help us get ready for multiple elections this year. Responsibilities will focus on how we import ballot data and voter guides pulled from a variety of sources. Our ideal volunteer is passionate about politics and excited to use technology to educate voters and increase voter turnout.

About Us

WeVote is a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote nonprofit startup and a celebrated Fast Forward nonprofit technology grantee. WeVote is building a movement of excellent, passionate, part-time volunteers (starting with the founders) who build mobile technologies that will touch and mobilize millions of voters on Election Day. We believe that many voters are busy, distracted, and impatient. We have a goal of providing a positive voting experience that helps people decide how to vote. More information at https://www.wevote.us or on Twitter @WeVote.

What You'll Do

  • Conduct internet research to find voter guides and endorsements from nonprofit groups.
  • Capture candidate and ballot measure endorsements into our social networking application, using our cutting-edge tools.
  • Spot-check our data in all 50 states, and research data problems reported by voters.
  • Debug software; use the site and report data or software problems as they are found to help us improve.
  • If you are a senior/experienced individual, we have opportunities to mentor and lead process development (if desired)

Who you are: Must haves.

  • You want to work with an established and successful team.
  • You are committed to strengthening American Democracy.
  • You are striving for personal excellence, and want to do meaningful work that will make a difference.
  • 5-6+ hours per week, with at least 1-2 hours available during business hours
  • Prior experience with some form of web-scraping/content import
  • You are currently located in the US

How to apply:

Submit your resume and include a brief note/cover letter to why you are interested in WeVote and our mission

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