New Website Design Aims to Make Campaign Finance Reports Easier to Find

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The Pennsylvania Department of State has redesigned the portion of its website that contains campaign finance reports.

Greg Russak‘s insight:

By DEANNA GARCIA
The Pennsylvania Department of State has redesigned the portion of its website that contains campaign finance reports. Spokesman Ron Ruman said the old site design was confusing.

“It was set up in a way that perhaps made sense to candidates or people that file campaign finance reports and that sort of thing,” said Ruman, “but to the average citizen that doesn’t deal with those things a lot it was kind of confusing, it wasn’t necessarily intuitive in the way it did the searches.”

Campaign contributions and expenditures are public information by law and the website that contains the reports has been operating for several years.

“The new campaign finance website, we think, is much more common sense in the way people put information into search, it’s much more intuitive,” said Ruman. “Most people probably come to this website looking for campaign finance reports, so that’s the default search.”

 

Read more at http://wesa.fm/post/new-website-design-aims-make-campaign-finance-reports-easier-find

 

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