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

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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 candidates!

Time required: Five 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 and the 3 May 2018 council 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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Voter ID What? Voter ID Who?

The Voter ID pilot is coming to a council election near you. But which councils? And what ID is acceptable?

You're invited!

Crowdsourcing parties, machine learning, the collapse of democracy — it’s Fridayblog!

Machine learning to help elections

Know about machine learning? Want to help democracy in the UK? We have a challenge for you!

We want to know whether it’s possible to turn PDFs into data on election candidates. Can you help?

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