This is a great opportunity for civic technologists, journalists, and advocates to speak directly to the government officials who collect and publish campaign contribution data in New York State and NYC. Campaign contributions are a staple of election year news coverage and analysis, yet collecting and reporting that data to the public in a useful form can be a big challenge for regulators at the state and city level. There is a lot to talk about.
The State Board of Elections is completely revamping aging technology and will deploy a new campaign finance reporting system after the 2016 elections.
The NYC Campaign Finance Board has made effective use of technology and is seeking to expand and improve its digital offerings before the next mayoral election in 2017.