Why do governments need better community input?
We've found several cases where:
- A local government already had some traditional public input data
- Then, they got some scientific FlashVote survey data on the same issue
We've turned these comparisons into fun little 1-minute animated videos that show the big problems with:
- Public input in general
- Online surveys
We've also included a 3 minute video story from the perspective of elected officials.
Enjoy! And please feel free to share.
#1 - Traditional public input can be terribly misleading
The first clue was our first survey. Watch how a proposed change to trash service almost went very wrong.
#2 - Online survey data isn't reliable
Want to know why unscientific online surveys are "dangerous data"? Watch this community center example.
#3 - Emails are not representative of your community
Watch what happens when a local government keeps track of all the emails they receive on an issue.
#4 - Complaints are not representative either
Watch how one city learned that a rash of complaints did not represent how the whole community felt.
#5 - Elected officials need much better input
See the public input problem from the perspective of elected officials.
Hear from the many, not just the noisy
FlashVote helps local governments make more informed decisions.
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With FlashVote, you won't be misled or bullied by a few noisy voices.
You can engage the busy majority and have defensible data for any project.
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