The 2022 election report
Following three years of disruption, 2022 saw a semblance of normality return to UK elections. All four nations of the UK held polls, and we’re delighted with what we were able to achieve in May. Overall, the election went as smoothly as we would have liked - in fact, we were able to finish most of the heavy lifting with a week to spare! Once again, our amazing community of volunteers came out in force, collecting both candidates and results far faster than we anticipated. Enormous thanks to everyone who took part.
- 1.9 million postcode searches during election week.
- 83% of survey respondents were more likely to vote after using the polling station finder.
- 21,300 candidates added to the database.
- 1,526 volunteers made 64,000 edits over the election period.
- All English and Welsh local election results recorded in record time.
We’d especially like to highlight our continued strong relationship with electoral administrators and the Electoral Commission, which really paid dividends in May. We were able to gather polling station data from all local authorities holding elections, including the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland. This was the first time that we - or anyone else for that matter - have reached this goal. In addition to working with the Electoral Commission to collect polling station data, we also helped them launch a new elections widget and API, based on our own services. We’re chuffed to say that the API now powers the “Contact your local Electoral Registration Office” service at GOV.UK. At the same time, we partnered with the Welsh Government to make sure that recent electoral rules changes were reflected on our websites, as well as translating the whole of WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk into Welsh.
Want to know more? Read the full report.