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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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Democracy needs you! Join thousands of people helping to make democracy better by completing small quests.

Help build the free database of election candidates!

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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On election alert...

Help us gather the SuperThursday results and to prepare in case of a snap election. Also, a really long reading list.

Help us scale in the event of a snap election

Be prepared. Be very prepared. We're looking for great people who can drop everything (or most things) to help in the event of a snap general election.

The One Where We Don't Win The Awards But Are Totally Fine About It

This week we celebrate the winners of the first National Democracy Awards, plot with various London-based institutions and we need your crowdsourcing help!

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