Tim Green (co-founder of Democracy Club) is asking for help with a very important problem we have:
This is something that’s been bumping around my head for a bit, and has come up quite a bit in chats around Democracy Club and civic tech generally. It’s a very simple but, I’d say, necessary bit of infrastructure for UK elections online: standardised codes for elections.
Here’s the conversation to far:
And sussexrick added:
Tim and Iain got in to a debate about linked data, IDs, URIs and issuing authorities. Is there anyone who wants to use this ID system who has an opinion either way? We’d like to build systems that work best for users of them!
RichardOfSussex suggested using numeric IDs:
@tfgg2 I would be less democratic, invent a system with numeric IDs for elections, and provide a simple web service so folk can access it.— Richard Light (@RichardOfSussex) November 14, 2015