Data Challenge Spotlight: Politify

Politify founders Nikita Bier and Jeremy Blalock.
Politify founders Nikita Bier and Jeremy Blalock.

“Data Challenge Spotlight” is a collaboration with the National Conference on Citizenship and GovFresh that highlights winners of the 2012 Civic Data Challenge. Follow the Civic Data Challenge on Twitter (@CivicData) and on Facebook.



Give us the 140-character elevator pitch.

Politify simulates of the financial impacts of the plans proposed by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

What problem does Politify solve for government and/or your community?

Politify allows voters to better understand the policies at hand through personalized reports, allowing them to make more informed decisions at the polling booth.

What are its key features?

Politify itemizes the costs & benefits of each particular policy using interactive HTML5 visualizations — so you know the direct impact of a policy to your household. We also built a geographic heatmap so you can see the best candidate for your community.

How can those interested connect with you?

Interested parties can reach Politify at or by visiting our website at We’re also on Twitter (@politify) and Facebook (




About Alice Murphy

Alice is a Communications and Special Projects Fellow at the National Conference on Citizenship. She provides support for Civic Health Index (CHI) initiatives, including the Civic Data Challenge, and works on the development and management of


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