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Virtual Voting - Alameda County, Calif.


Alameda County in Second Life

The Alameda County island in Second Life was created for the purpose of demonstrating voting procedures. The county’s virtual polling site, developed by Avatrian, opened in May 2009. Visitors arriving at the island are greeted with a digital representation of the Renee C. Davidson Courthouse located in Oakland, Calif. Signs are used throughout the build to direct users to the polling place. Much of the time, avatars can be found “working” in the polling site ready to guide people through the voting process. The build was also used to create a video explaining how the site works.



Contact Information

Publishers: Pam Broviak, PE CivilE Writer (Second Life name) E-mail: Dave Broviak, PE Dave12 Kline (Second Life name) Address:  Geneva, IL  Phone: 815-993-8485

Past Issues

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 Grid Works: Spring 2010 Issue - PDF format

  • Why Government Needs to Leverage Virtual Worlds
  •  Local & State Governments in Virtual Worlds 
  • Federal & National  Governments in Virtual Worlds
  • Virtual Training Modules
  • eGov

Grid Works: Jan/Feb/Mar 2009 Issue - PDF format

  • The Path to Becoming Ubiquitous?
  • Building Energy Awareness - Green Energy Island
  • IEEE - Serving Members in the Metaverse
  • Virtual Loadcells - Novatech Measurements
  • Moving into the Neighborhood
  • Avariel Falcon—Resident Profile
  • Astronomy 2009

Grid Works: May/June/July 2008 Issue - PDF format

  • Editorial: Science in the Sewer
  • Studio Wikitecture
  • The Built Environment
  • The Virtual Job Hunt
  • TedTalks Reporting
  • Problems Online 

Grid Works: March/April 2008 Issue - PDF format


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