Join Us! App Demo on Tues Aug 26, 2014

We’ll be demonstrating 2 apps at the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  At Hahaione Elementary School Cafeteria 7pm.

Developers Royce “da map guy” Jones (Precincts Map, Power Ballot, Candidate Filing Info) and Davis Kurihara-Nakasu ( will be there to present their apps and answer questions.  Learn how to use the apps and get your questions answered by the experts.  See everyone there!

Questions?  Email:


Civic*Celerator Videos

The Geeks (Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa) from Geek Beat did a segment on Civic*Celerator apps. They also did a couple of tutorial videos to show everyone how easy it is to use the apps.  In case you missed it or want to see it again, here are the links:

PowerBallot tutorial:
starting at 0:46

Funding tutorial:
starting at 2:40 

Visualization tutorial

geek beat

New Feature–The Power Ballot

With the Primary Election just around the corner, the Precinct Maps app has a new feature called the “Power Ballot”.  Unlike a typical sample ballot, which only provides you with each candidate’s name, the Power Ballot provides you with information about each candidate and includes links to their election website, Facebook page, Twitter page, and more.

After typing in your address and finding your home on the Precinct Maps app, scroll down in the pop up screen and click on the power ballot link to utilize this great new tool.

We welcome feedback about this new feature. If you have comments, suggestions, questions, etc. email us at:

Special thank you to volunteers: Christine Trecker, Connie Clinton, Dustin Schoedel, Jeanne Ohta and Joe Heaukulani.  They all spent many hours doing the candidate research that made the Power Ballot possible. Mahalo!Power ballot screen shot 2Screen shot of the Honolulu City Council District 8 Power Ballot

Map Journal

Royce Jones a.k.a. “Da Map Guy”, developer of the Precincts Map and Candidate Filing Information apps, has shared his Map Journal with us.  Royce tells us how to utilize his apps and his thinking behind it.  For app developers he even shares his service.  Click here for the Map Journal.

Map Journal

Join Us! Civic*Celerator money-in-politics workshop for advocates

Civic*Celerator money-in-politics workshop for advocates

Community advocates are invited to join us on Thursday, June 26 for a Civic*Celerator apps workshop.  Learn how to utilize these money-in-politics apps to find out how state and local candidates are being funded, and how candidates are spending campaign money.  By attending this workshop, citizen advocates will be equipped with tools to help them connect the dots between money-in-politics and the policy issues they care most about. 

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 
Time: 6:00p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: BoxJelly 307A Kamani St. Honolulu, 96813
Cost: Free
Parking: Street parking is available or you may park on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Ward Warehouse parking structure

Civic*Celerator is a project aimed at developing user friendly apps leveraging open data made available by the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission.

Sponsored by Voqal
Common Cause Hawaii and Hawaii Open Data