Races We Cover:At the highest level, Decision Desk HQ can collect and report on election in the United States from President to a local school board race. At a practical level, we report on all federal, statewide, state legislative, and mayoral races in the 100 largest cities. We can customize a package to meet any needs your outlet or organization may have.
How We Collect Results Nationwide:
DDHQ speed and accuracy has been refined over the course of nearly a decade of collecting election results and providing them to clients around the world.
Our reporting workflow consists of a coordinated mix of on the ground reporters, managed data scraping tools, and election night remote data monitors. Our ability to collect over 80% of all votes via scraping or data feed from an election authorities helps us minimize data entry errors.
There are several thousand election authorities across the country from which we collect election results. The method we use to collect from any one is based on conversations with officials and our experience to ensure we are using the most accurate, reliable, and fastest method for that individual election office.
There are three key elements to calling races correctly and quickly:
Preparation: Identifying key data points months prior to election night.
Data: Analyzing and contextualizing live results compared to historical data and benchmarks. Having the most results as quickly as possible is key.