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Democracy needs an upgrade

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

Towards better elections

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

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Quests

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

Help us write a hustings toolkit

Time required: Less than an hour

We think hustings — or debates between election candidates — are particularly valuable in helping people to meet and learn about their candidates.

We can help improve turnout at hustings events by listing and advertising them via our Who Can I Vote For? website— but only if they exist!

There often aren’t many hustings for local elections, so let’s change that! We could start by writing a quick guide to How To Run A Hustings.

Think about how to arrange it, advertise it, run it on the night and record it. Keep an eye out for tools like sli.do to help crowdsource questions.

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Becoming part of the Democracy Club community

Joe's away this week so we handed the Friday Blog spot over to Alex, one of our volunteers, to talk about his experience of getting involved with Democracy Club over the last few months.

AddressBase and openness

The closed address database in the UK forces us to into a trade off between openness and accuracy.

We're looking for new board members

Are you the heroine democracy needs? Read up what we're looking for and then apply — or pass this on to someone you know!

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