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Using the Internet is an efficient way to get pertinent voting information to citizens. In Jefferson County, Kentucky, it has been used for several years through the Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) GIS to provide polling locations and elected official contact information for specific addresses. During the 2004 Presidential Election, 279 unique sample ballots were also linked to specific addresses. Care was taken to insulate the voter's registration and personal information from the inquiries and geographic responses given to quell the possibility of identity theft or misuse of data. The online system greatly reduced the number of routine phone calls, except where a question of proper registration remained. The cooperative efforts of the Jefferson County Board of Elections, the Jefferson County Clerk's Office and LOJIC enabled 475,805 registered voters to access voting information at their convenience, helping staff more efficiently respond to voters' needs and effectively encourage voter participation.