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Democracy needs you! Join thousands of people helping to make democracy better by completing small quests.

Help build the free database of candidates!

Time required: Five minutes

It can be hard to find good information about election candidates online.

So Democracy Club has created the free, public database of UK election candidates.

We need your help to gather the names and contact details of the candidates. Right now, we’re particularly interested in council by-elections and the 3 May 2018 council elections.

Check out the list of upcoming elections here and help add candidates and their photos, email addresses or social media accounts.

Local newspapers, local political party websites and Twitter are a good place to start!

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Live from #NotWestminster

We're in sunny Huddersfield for the local democracy conference known as #NotWestminster. And your usual Fridayblog updates!

The One With Rose In It

We fire the starting gun on crowdsourcing for the May elections, we meet up in London to discuss the same and we welcome a new staffer!

The One Where We Make A Plan

Our first ‘proper’ board meeting where we discuss The Plan — we’d love your feedback. We’re also chatting open government, pondering party conferences — and we’re joined by a new staff member next week!

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