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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. This powers websites like WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk and several other voter information services.

We need your help to gather more information on the candidates for by-elections.

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

When searching for more information on candidates, local political party websites, Facebook and Twitter are a good place to start!

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The One Where We Went To Bath

A recap of our Bath adventure, our work on improving Candidates and we’re collecting PPC data for GE20…19...?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Polling Locations?

In this Thursdayblog, we discuss what it would take to get to 100% coverage for the polling station finder, and ask what companies could do to boost voting. Cowabunga!

Draft goals for the year through May 2020

This week’s blog is dedicated to our planning for the year ahead. We plan our years around the election cycle, so end-of-May to end-of-May. (Yes, there might be a snap general, but hey, we’ll worry about that when if it happens.)

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