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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 2018 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 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. Right now, we’re particularly interested in council by-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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Party for democracy!

We're looking for hosts for election parties! We're also working hard on polling station data and Sym is in Huddersfield for #NotWestminster!

Three months to go!

Kicking off work on polling locations; introducing Peter, who'll be helping on that; updates on candidates, hustings, wikidata and more!

A Request to CSV users

If you use our candidate CSV downloads, or CSV downloads from anyone else, we want your help and feedback!

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