How to Vote

in Every State

OVERVIEW

Voting should be as easy and convenient as possible. However, in the United States, each state has a unique set of voting laws and regulations, making it more difficult for voters to cast a ballot. This website is a simple and effective guide on how to vote in each of the 50 states. By providing voters information about registration, voting by mail, and voting early in-person, and election day, How to Vote in Every State aims to make voting accessible for everybody.

ROLE

Research, Writing, Visual Design, Illustration, Prototyping

DURATION

April 2020 (3 weeks)


TOOLS

Illustrator, Photoshop, Figma

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Problem

Voting regulations are determined on a state level, and they change on a regular basis, so voters may have a hard time figuring out their options. Though there are websites which consolidate voting in formation such as vote.org, many of them link to their respective state websites, which are often difficult to navigate.

Solution

A singular, simplified resource which allows the user to choose their state and access a step-by-step guide on how to vote, specific to them. Essential information covered consists of registration, mail in voting, early in-person voting, and voting on election day, as well as links to external sources.

Research

To document how voting works in each state, I created a template which is colour coded using the scheme shown at the top. It was divided into registration, vote by mail, early in-person, and election day. It can be viewed here.

I then used this template to collect research. This template had to be modified throughout, as states with different regulations required different information structure. This document, which covers information for the states alphabetically from Alabama to Maine, can be found here.

 

*The information used in this project is no longer accurate due to COVID-19.

Structure

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Visual Design

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Illustration

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Screenshots

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Walkthrough

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