50+ State & Local Civic Datasets

Civic data is in high demand these days espcially election data and finding that information nationally or locally can be problematic for constiuents looking for public data.In my case, I was looking for city council represntatives for a project, NYC offers a decent varierty datasets and API’s but I wondered what about the rest of the country?

So below you will find a collection of public datasets from the east to the west coasts and as much as I could find in between.

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Houston Open Data Portal

The Open Data Portal is City of Houston’s platform to host City-wide open data. The Open Data Portal’s goal is to encourage civic engagement and collaboration, improve transparency, and facilitate access to public information.

State: Texas
Datasets: Legislative, Municipal, Voter, Geo, Various datasets
Fee: Free
Website: http://data.houstontx.gov/
Datasets link: http://data.houstontx.gov/

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