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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.

Track down information on by-election candidates

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Democracy Club now aims to cover every district council by-election and above, which is exciting.

This means we have a lot more candidates to learn about! The more information we can provide on candidates, the better informed voters can be.

So please help us out — check out upcoming elections here and try to find photos, email addresses and social media accounts of the candidates.

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The One Where We're In Brooklyn

How you doin'? (We're in New York!)

The Democracy That Never Sleeps

A mini-blog this week, largely previewing next week’s New York field trip!

Rolling by-elections, Welsh electoral reform and how we change the world

In this week’s blog we’re excited about by-elections and asking for your help to get more information on by-election candidates. We’re looking again at how we change the world; we’re in Cardiff for a consultation on electoral reform in Wales; and we’re after councillors’ email addresses.

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