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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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What did users make of Where Do I Vote?

In this week’s blog, it’s a Where Do I Vote? user feedback special, with some highlights from the full report we published last week. We’re also asking for recommendations for folks we should meet in New York next month, and thinking — as always — about stickers.

The One Where We Meet A Minister

This week: we meet a Minister! We chat to potential board members! We receive nice mentions from kind people! Obama makes an appearance. Happy international day of democracy, everyone!

A Time Before Democracy Club

We're onto Sprint #4, we're writing to the House of Lords, and we're learning about organisations doing this 'make democracy better' thing for a bit longer than us...

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