Election Command Center

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Maricopa County, Ariz., AZ

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About the Program

Category: Civic Education and Public Information (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

To promote transparency, increase participation, and combat misinformation, six elected officials and a team of elections and communications professionals formed the “2022 Elections Command Center” to serve as a central hub of information for the weeks leading up to and following the Nov. 8 General Election. The Command Center was inspired by the Joint Information Center (JIC) model used in emergency management situations that centralizes communication efforts to better inform the public and respond to requests for information. In three months of operation, the Elections Command Center held 16 press conferences, coordinated more than 600 reporter interviews, and responded to the needs of more than 500 credentialed local, national, and international media outlets.

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