Our introduction of roll call vote mapping was met with a great response, so we decided integrating maps into existing features could add value to clients in a similar way. Today we have released legislative scorecard mapping.

Viewing results in a table with complete data sets is nice, and undoubtedly necessary, but overall results colour coordinated on a map paint an easily identifiable story, district by district, across the entire state. Scorecard maps are generated automatically whenever a scorecard is created, and can be viewed separately by chamber. Upon hovering over a particular district name, district, overall percentage score, and party affiliation is displayed.

As we have mentioned, we believe frequent scorecard distribution on key legislation helps prevent advocacy bottlenecks as they occur, not after it’s too late, maps and scorecard visuals further emphasize that point. By displaying scoring data geographically you can more easily distinguish relationships and patterns between rural and urban districts, political coalitions, party politics, or any outliers that may be present, all in the context of your support or opposition on specific legislation.

Scorecard maps align well with our commitment to presenting excellent visual content—we stand by our original assertion that data visualizations make data less boring, less intimidating, and less complex. Bottom line, scoring votes and viewing data geographically is a fine compliment to your legislative and grassroots activities.

Screenshot From a sample score card, none of the stances represents the views of Statehill, Inc. Check it out here.