Collecting, Analyzing, and Visualizing Election Data

The use of data has already begun to change the way that elections are understood and conducted in the U.S. But the ways that data are collected, processed, and reported are still unreliable and inconsistent, and your office may not know how you can be making the most of the data you’re producing. This course will introduce you to practical approaches for collecting and analyzing data, visualizing it, and presenting it persuasively using commonly available tools.

Course objectives

After completing this course, you will:

  • Have familiarity with data sources and guidelines

  • Have established a basis for analyzing data

  • Be familiar with examples of how election officials have have used data in their work

  • Be able to identify the right data to use for your goal

  • Know what EAVS data is and ways to explore it

  • Be aware of free tools to visualize your data

Which format is right for you?


Our 90-minute course provides an overview to get you started with using election data.





Our 5-hour course provides an in-depth, tailored curriculum on using election data. To make the material relevant, you'll be working with real data from your community.

By taking the 5-hour course, you'll have the opportunity to create a data visualization with free software, and you can seek follow-up support from CTCL long after the course is over.

Ready to learn?

We're ready to prepare a course to fit your needs. Click the link below to start the conversation.

If you're curious about our other courses, you can check out our main Professional Development page.