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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 election candidates!

Time required: Ten 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 for the local elections on 2 May 2019.

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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Westminster politics getting you down? Don’t worry — come party with us to make local democracy better!

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The latest party news, finding improvements to getting candidates data, we're full speed ahead on polling locations and we're in a report!

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