Building a New Election Website (2-3 day course)

This course is a professional development program intended for election officials who want to create a new election website while learning best practices in effective civic communication online.

Do you wish your election website were more user friendly? Do voters have trouble finding the information they're looking for? Is the process to update your website cumbersome? We can help.

In this course, you'll create a new election department website using an original website template created by CTCL. Our template is built on research from the Center for Civic Design about how voters look for civic information online. It's mobile friendly and loads quickly -- even in areas without high-speed internet. 

The template is free with our 2-3 day professional development course. 

Are you just looking to improve your existing website? Maybe our 90-minute course Improving Your Election Website would do the trick. 

The Inyo County, California election staff built this website with the help of CTCL

The Inyo County, California election staff built this website with the help of CTCL

After completing our election website training, election offices like yours have seen the following results:

  • Better informed and more engaged voters
  • Fewer phone calls seeking information
  • Positive media stories about the election office

We will provide you with a proven voter information website template with a modern look and feel. To help you customize the template for your jurisdiction, you will receive training and a written curriculum that covers:

  • Website imperatives like voter communication and navigation best practices
  • Writing election information in plain language to make it easy for voters to understand
  • Publishing data in machine-readable and human-readable formats

Have questions about our website template? Check out our website template FAQs


Ready to learn?

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

Or, if you prefer to learn at your own pace, without the support of CTCL instructors, consider our self-paced website building course. It's just $99.