Topos Media contributed an innovative and secure open source app to this year’s Hawaii Annual Coding Challenge (HACC 2017). The main goal of HACC 2017, which was held for the second time this year, is to engage the local tech community in modernizing state functions and services for a more effective, efficient and open government.
Conceived by Gov. David Y. Ige, the Hawaii Annual Coding Challenge is coordinated by the Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) in partnership with the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and local nonprofit Hawaii Open Data. Multiple state departments and agencies put forth challenges to community participants to identify innovative software solutions to improve government services.
ELVOS allows election volunteers to register with the Office of Elections, signup for training sessions, and request preferred work assignments. The app is designed to save the Office of Elections staff much time and effort by eliminating the need for repeated phone calls to confirm training sessions and volunteer assignments — a time and resource problem that the Office of Elections faces each election year.
The app itself consists of two main components:
1) a public app used by prospective and registered volunteers
2) an administrative interface for use by Office of Elections staff.
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Please contact us for more information about our involvement with HACC 2017 (Hawaii Annual Coding Challenge 2017), the Election Volunteer App we developed, or simply a general and informal discussion of your own ideas for an app, website, or ebook publication. We look forward to hearing from you!