VoteSmarterNC Prototyping

VoteSmarterNC is an initiative to provide information to residents of their state representatives' voting habits on bills and resolutions in the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA).

Current development focuses on building a tool using Python and Scrapy library which extracts data from the NCGA website in a usable format (JSON or CSV) for consumption by developers, journalists, scientists, and interested citizens. Our next immediate goal is to integrate a tool which can migrate this data to a relational database to increase the ease of querying legislative by data scientists and…