Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Civic Footprint

Our old friends at the Center for Neighborhood Technology have a new website to show off, and it's worth checking out. The Civic Footprint site uses mapping software to help voters understand how they fit into local, state, and federal offices. Right now, the site works only for Cook County, but I think they plan to expand it outward. Plug in your address and the site will give you a map of your house with overlapping district boundaries for state reps and senators, members of congress, County Board, partisan committeemembers, and other offices. If you've ever wondered who speaks for you at all of these different levels, or why you and your neighbor share a State Rep but not a County Board member, go see for yourself.