Commission Launches New Data Visualization App

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Main

The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission announces the launch of its new data visualization app.  The data visualizations were created in partnership with the State of Hawaii’s Office of Information Management and Technology, the State’s Information & Communication Services Division, and Socrata.

Access the Data Visualization App

This tool allows you to view charts of a candidate’s campaign spending data for a particular election period.  You will be able to view a pie chart of a candidate’s contributions to see how much and what percentage of their contributions are funded by individuals, noncandidate committees, political parties, immediate family members, etc.  You will also be able to see how much and what percentage of a candidate’s contributions are coming from in-state versus out-of-state, from which states and zip codes, as well as by geographical location.  There is also a visual chart showing how much and what percentage of a candidate’s contributions are $1,000 or less and more than $1,000.  As for campaign expenditures, a pie chart will show how much and what percentage of a candidate’s spending was for advertising, food & beverage, printing, professional services, surveys/polls/voter lists, etc., as well as a chart showing in-state versus out-of-state spending.

We hope you like it and find it useful!  If you have any questions or need any help using the app, please call our office at (808) 586-0285.