OpenElections

I am currently in the process of setting up a new OpenElections project, with Caitlin Milazzo and Joshua Townsley. It aims to utilise crowd-sourcing and citizen science, in collaboration with Democracy Club, to develop a website (http://www.openelections.co.uk) which improves voters' awareness of the campaign materials that parties and candidates distribute. It will host an easy-to-use tool that can be used to analyse the diversity of campaign messages disseminated by political elites and encourage a citizen science-driven analysis of campaign material by allowing users to code the campaign messages on a number of different dimensions.

This project is funded through the UKRI Public Engagement scheme (grant ref: BB/T019026/1).

More details coming soon!