Where are we with digital services for elections?
Committee Room 2, London City Hall (please arrive ten minutes early to pass security)
Democracy Club uses technology to make democracy work better for everyone. For the May 2016 elections, it crowdsourced details of 12,500 candidates, opened the data to the world, ran an online polling station finder across Wales, and is crowdsourcing the first ward-level results data.
In this wrap-up event — chaired by the Institute for Government's Jill Rutter — Democracy Club will report on its efforts for May, what worked well, how voters responded, and what's still left to do. The plans for the elections from 2017-2020 will be outlined.
One user of the open candidates data, Carl Cullinane from the London School of Economics' Democratic Dashboard, will also present on their findings.
We'll finish with an 'open space' session to provide everyone with a chance to voice their ideas and opinions on this issue.
Invited guests include leading figures from the UK civic technology community, digitally aware MPs, senior policy advisors for Facebook and Google, local government officers and democratic engagement experts.
However you experienced the elections, you're very welcome. Let's get together to help make democracy work better for everyone.
The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA, United Kingdom
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