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We're bringing the UK's democratic process into the 21st century.

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Read our report on Democracy Club’s work on the 2017 elections and the future of digital services for democracy

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Track down information on by-election candidates

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Democracy Club now aims to cover every district council by-election and above, which is exciting.

This means we have a lot more candidates to learn about! The more information we can provide on candidates, the better informed voters can be.

So please help us out — check out upcoming elections here and try to find photos, email addresses and social media accounts of the candidates.

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I, for one, welcome our new SlackBot overlords

As a small team, we're always looking for ways we can use automation to do more for less. This week we're looking at some of the bots that keep the wheels turning behind the scenes at Democracy Club.

The One With Lists of Lists of Lists

In this week’s blog, we’re talking about a new project for the Open Data Institute, Donald Rumsfeld and how to save local democracy. Oh, and we’re nearly halfway through our democratic year!

VC, ER and SOPNs

We need your help for November’s by-elections, we met a VC, and we nearly meet the Queen. Sort of.

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