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It's been quite the year for government data. The U.S. released Data.gov and several city governments have followed with their own collections of datasets and APIs. Among them was San Francisco, which also held a contest. Now, big names in open government data are getting together in San Francisco for a one night discussion.
The United States Presidential Election of 2012 is going to be held in less than six months. With this important election fast approaching, it is very important that voters in every state have access to accurate election information. The Voting Information Project is an organization that "offers cutting edge technology tools to provide voters with access to customized election information to help them navigate the voting process and cast an informed vote." Cutting edge technology tools offered by the Voting Information Project include the Voting Information Project API, a Google "Find My Polling Place" Gadget as well as other various projects.
We recently added this new API listing to the US government site USAspending.govwhich provides API access to budget data, but we didn't notice a detail which one of our readers did: that there's this somewhat intimidating, red-text warning on the homepage.