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Text2Vote Commenting

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I want a simple way to remind people to vote and a one stop shop to learn about what/who they're voting for.

  1. User text their address to a number
  2. The day (or week) before the election, the service send out information about the election:

    a. where to go to to vote b. polling hours c. Link to a detail page about the following:

    1. what position they're voting for. What is the responsibility of these positions?
    2. Who is running?

      a. Link to their social media, news article b. History, like bills they proposed and voted for

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Leverage: Philly Campaign Finance Prototyping

The goal of Leverage is to empower citizens of Philadelphia to use campaign finance data when making informed decisions about who they donate to, who they support, and who they vote for.

The foundation of Leverage is the campaign finance data published by the City of Philadelphia. On top of the data we are building a simple user interface with a search feature that leads to a few visualizations.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Empower citizens to make informed decisions.
  • Not to single out individual contributors (we're not doing this to facilitate punitive actions)
  • Keep in mind…
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Who Won Philly Maintaining

Tim Wisniewski wrote an election scraper with Kimono and a html page to display live election results scraped from http://phillyelectionresults.com/.

Kevin Clough wrote a node scraper based on Nightmare(https://github.com/segmentio/nightmare) to poll the last modified date of the page, scrape and cache the results as necessary.

Scraper:http://git.kclough.me/kclough/nodeelectionscraper WhoWon Front End: github.com/timwis/whowon

Live Results can be viewed here: (based off of test data for now) https://twitter.com/timwis/status/600795295144910848

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VoteWise.net Prototyping

VoteWise

VoteWise is a cross between OkCupid, Wikipedia, Facebook and Reddit but entirely dedicated to politics. If successful, it can change the face of democracy, and you can help build it.

VoteWise.net is a non-profit non-partisan website aimed at connecting voters and politicians without advertising dollars getting in the way. Right now, politicians have no way of reaching voters without advertising. This means that politicians have to waste a lot of time begging for money instead of doing what they want to do — help the community. This often forces politicians to listen…

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