After you vote today (which of course you did) watch the election results in real-time on the City Commissioners newly adopted site: philadelphiavotes.com/whowon/ originally a Code for Philly project.
Check it out now to get a glimpse, and come back after the polls close at 8pm for the results of today’s election.
In the spring primary elections, three of our veteran members put together a quick website called WhoWonPhilly. The site auto-refreshes reported voting results throughout the city so you can see the election play out in real-time. It’s also mobile-friendly to make it truly Twitter-worthy.
(Check out the Technically blurb for more background.)
But here’s why it’s really cool: the site was adopted by the City Commissioner’s Office. That means the City will officially maintain the website and use it for elections in Philly moving forward, including today’s election.
Why is that cool? We know that civic hacking is a great experience that can make our residents more involved and engaged. We know project ideas and apps that come out of the Code for Philly community can change how things work to make Philly better. The City knows that too. It shows when they’re aware of our work and (even better) departments want to adopt it.
Citizen-led projects are one way to voice opinion—so is voting. Whether it’s Democrat, Republican, Independent, if you vote for courts and council or just mayor, we encourage you to vote today. Then watch the tickers as the results come in later tonight on the City Commissioner’s new and improved election results website.
Make a difference, don’t wait for permission.