Happy election day! Obviously, go vote if you haven’t already. Then read this email...
???? So far today:
We crashed through one million uses of WhereDoIVote.co.uk fairly early on in the day. The team has been working hard since 6am to deal with the on-the-day changes and to make corrections as swiftly as possible.
The candidate data you helped crowdsource is everywhere, powering tweets, email campaigns, candidate lookup widgets and we’ve passed 500,000 uses on WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk over the last few weeks too.
? Looking back over the last six weeks:
You crowdsourced the name and party affiliation of over 3,000 candidates in about 19 hours, before adding photos, emails, social media details for the vast majority of them.
You’ve helped list hundreds of hustings events and photographed hundreds of election leaflets.
???? Thank you!
Everyone who entered data on #SoPNDay and every day since then, everyone who shared stuff on social media, distributed flyers and got in touch with candidates to get more information from them… Thanks for helping our democracy work better!
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If you’d like to support Democracy Club with a monthly donation, please use this handy link.
???? Enjoy the results..
From 11.30pm-ish, we’ll be capturing results data here. Look out for official tweets or website updates from local authorities for the full counts.
Until next time (...)
Joe, Sym, Chris, Peter, Ella, Terry, Michelle, Will, Alex and all