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Ahead of the 2022 midterms, where do tech and government overlap?

This October, the newsroom will be digging into how local, state and federal governments are using technology to better serve their constituents, as well as related topics.

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This editorial article is a part of Tech + Government Month 2022 of's editorial calendar. This month’s theme is underwritten by Spotify. This story was independently reported and not reviewed by Spotify before publication.

This fall, United States residents will witness both midterm elections for essential statewide races and the dispersal of billions of federal dollars for broadband expansion. Meanwhile, local governments are rolling out tools to ease concerns about election security — and still rebuilding from past breaches.

What does all this mean for technologists, business leaders and citizens as a whole?

October 2022 is’s Tech + Government Month. Taking cues from past editorial calendar themes such as Civic Tech Month 2020 and Tech for the Common Good Month 2021, look for extra reporting on smart city efforts, open data trends and local gov tech stacks, as well as digital projects related to democracy and elections — and the civil service workforce keeping it all together.

We’ll be asking: How are local, state and federal governments using technology to better serve their constituents? How are they engaging entrepreneurs in public-private partnerships? What are the latest trends in civic hacking?

Our reporting will follow these similar threads:

You can also expect guides on how to vote locally across our markets.

Are you an expert we should talk to, or do you know of one? Is there a report we need to read to better explain this topic? Want to write a first-person guest post about your relevant experience or share some resources? Let us know:

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