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Track down information on by-election candidates

Time required: Five minutes

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.

Tell us about a by-election

Time required: Five minutes

Ultimately, our Every Election database will cover every local government district council election and above. We’re currently building the system to do this.

In the meantime, if you spot a by-election that we’re not covering, please email us!

Help us write a hustings toolkit

Time required: Less than an hour

We think hustings — or debates between election candidates — are particularly valuable in helping people to meet and learn about their candidates.

We can help improve turnout at hustings events by listing and advertising them via our Who Can I Vote For? website— but only if they exist!

There often aren’t many hustings for local elections, so let’s change that! We could start by writing a quick guide to How To Run A Hustings.

Think about how to arrange it, advertise it, run it on the night and record it. Keep an eye out for tools like sli.do to help crowdsource questions.

(How) should we explain what council(lor)s do?

Time required: Less than an hour

We’ll be running Who Can I Vote For? for the local government elections in May 2018. It will help people find and learn about their candidates. But what if you don’t even understand what local government does?

We’re interested in perhaps providing ‘election explainers’, but we’re not sure about the best way to do this.

Have you seen good examples? Want to help write them? Hop into this open Google Document and help us out!

Not enough tasks? Have your own ideas? Join our online chat in Slack. Get in touch for an invite.