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Read our report on Democracy Club’s work on the 2018 elections and the future of digital services for democracy

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Find contact details and websites for political parties' local branches

Time required: Five minutes

People are looking online for information about their election candidates. This is sometimes hard to find, particularly at local elections.

Typically, there is more information available about local branches of political parties, which nominate most of the candidates.

So please help us complete this spreadsheet with information on those branches!

We’ll add this information to our candidate pages, so as to help people learn more before they vote.

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Jobs, candidate data, and ideas from America

Where should we advertise our jobs? When should we take down candidate data? Where next for voter ID? What can we steal from America? And other questions!

The One With The Silver Screen

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Chocolate for democracy

Jobs jobs jobs! And thoughts on better crowdsourcing of candidate data; pitching for chocolate money; doctors for democracy; and more!

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