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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

Note…

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.
  • Keep in mind non-native English speakers and illiterate citizens when designing interface.
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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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