September 12, 2007
Voter Database Update
I hadn't updated the online voter database in a few months, but the data is now up-to-date with the Secretary of State's release of August 31. (voter credits for the August 2007 primary are NOT included).
One glitch -- the SoS sent a revised file layout table, which indicated that the RegPrecinctCode field had changed from 6 characters to 9. After updating my system to accommodate the change, I discovered that the field was still only 6 characters wide, so I had to back out the changes.
I hope they're better at counting votes than they are at counting character fields.
One nice improvement -- the SoS data release now includes each voter's voting history from the county. I'll add that to the online voter database when I get a chance.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at September 12, 2007
09:59 AM | Email This
By "voting history" I am supposing you mean whether or not they voted and not for whom they voted.
Thanks, Stefan. As always, a useful resource.
By the way, it appears Pierce does have the August 2007 primary in there.
There seems to be a bug with Pend Oreille County. A lot of voters in the searches I've done have street numbers, but not street names. This seems to disproportionately affect certain alphabet ranges (11 of 107 Smiths versus 0 of 77 Johnsons). That could be coincidence.
It also looks like some voters registered on October 9th, 2006, at the Union Gospel Mission and YMCA shelter remain uncancelled. I sure hope that's a coincidence.
Hey... This is fun. I live in a small town in rural eastern WA and I can find out how old all of my neighbors are! (Amazing what passes for excitement in rural SE Wash.)
It does seem that they all are registered and all seem to have voted in the last election.
5. Stefan....thanks for all your hard work for us. It's much appreciated!