Voter Registration Visualization and Pattern Analysis Demonstration Prototype Project


Project started on April 1, 2019 (Completed)

CTG UAlbany and the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE) are working together to enhance the Board’s ability to identify and address potential threats to the integrity of voter registration data. 

The goal of the nine-month project is to enhance the Board’s current utility of its data through the development of visualizations and anomaly detection demonstration prototypes. 

An interdisciplinary expert team from CTG, UAlbany’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), and UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (CEHC) are working with the Board. 

The mission of NYSBOE is to preserve citizen confidence in the democratic process. The bipartisan Board has worked to ensure the integrity and transparency of elections across New York since 1974. NYSBOE maintains the state’s voter registration database (NYSVoter) and oversees maintenance of voter registration data in 62 New York counties. 

NYSBOE invests in initiatives, such as this project, that bring together practice experts, faculty, and students to help enhance the Board’s knowledge and capabilities.

Funding Sources

This project is funded by the New York State Board of Elections.