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Collect Information about Election Candidates

Time required: Ten minutes

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 for May 2021. These will be among the largest and most complex elections in UK history, so we’ll need plenty of volunteers!

Our website allows you to add candidates and if possible, their photos, email addresses or social media accounts, for any of the May 2021 elections.

Local newspapers, local political party websites, facebook and twitter are a good place to start!

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Find contact details and websites for political parties' local branches

Time required: Ten minutes

People are looking online for information about their election candidates. This is sometimes hard to find, particularly at local elections.

Typically, there is more information available about local branches of political parties, which nominate most of the candidates.

So please help us complete this spreadsheet with information on those branches!

We’ll add this information to our candidate pages, so as to help people learn more before they vote.

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Write us a Wikipedia page!

Time required: Less than an hour

Every good organisation deserves a Wikipedia page.

Fancy creating us one?

Our website and blog won’t be acceptable references for Wikipedia. But you can find a list of external links of people who’ve written about us on our about page.

You can read more about creating Wikipedia pages here.

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Code for democracy!

Time required: A couple of hours

Check out our github repo’s! Plenty of issues…

Hop into our Slack and ask where you can help!

Or do something else! For example…

  • We run a database of election candidates for the UK. We give every candidate an ID and against that collect some details like email, social media, etc. But there’s always more to learn about candidates. Found an interesting source of information about candidates? Use our ID system to map the bits of data to a candidate. Let us know and we might be able to use it on!
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