Democracy Club | Organisational goals through May 2020
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Outcome
(societal change)
Intermediate outcomes (e.g. people reached)Outputs
(to-do list for DC)
Inputs required other than staff timeHalfway review (Dec 2019)End of year review, Jun 2020
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Sustainable increase in civic expectations of access to democracy information being met.

Sustainable improvement in trust in democracy.

Sustainable increase in citizens informed about elections and the democratic process.

Sustainable increase in engagement with candidates or the elections process.

Sustainable increase in turnout at elections.

Sustainable increase in engagement of groups less likely to take part in democratic process.
1.5m people reached with voter information for 2020 local / mayoral / PCC electionsMore accessible, well-documented elections data API and CSV to encourage data useFeedback from API and CSV users; suggestions from potential users
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Partner with organisations with audiences (from Facebook to hyperlocal news websites)Introductions to relevant organisations
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Support delivery of new Electoral Commission website through their supplier, Numiko
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Produce "ElectionEverything widget" — one widget to rule them allDesigner and developer support
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10m people reached with voter information in the event of a snap general election or referendumMaintain readiness for a snap general election:
- freelancers;
- sources of funding;
- communication plan;
- partnerships plan;
- volunteers plan.
Wide range of external support required
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100% coverage of elections and basic candidate information for all by-elections and scheduled elections through May 2020Maintain databases
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Keep volunteers happy
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90% coverage of May 2020 electorate (18+ population) with polling location dataMaintain (or instigate) good relations with local authorities and The Electoral Commission. Identify and work through remaining gaps.Temporary elections assistant and spatial data developer (Feb thru May 2020)
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One or more new user(s) of by-election data (other than WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk)Good documentation, support for sensible use of the API
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Build relationships with potential data users
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Five-point rise in % of candidates for whom we have more information than simply a name and party affiliation

Five-point rise in satisfaction on WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk
Frontend improvements to Candidates website for better user experience and encourage more volunteeringDesign and UX support
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Improve data model to distinguish between a candidate and a campaign; allow for more data fields (e.g. newspaper stories)
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Improve robots that take data directly from PDFs allowing for more valuable use of human time
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Make it easier for local party offices to add information that applies to all their candidates
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Liaise with local parties, local government, Electoral Commission, to encourage candidates to add data
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Light design improvements to WhoCanIVoteFor.co.uk
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Our websites can be used by anyoneMeet WCAG2.1 Accessibility requirements on our voter-facing websites
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Our websites keep working and are secureTech upgrades and maintenance
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Better opportunities for club membersSurvey mailing list to understand needs and opportunities
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Identify potential new quests for members
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Piggyback on existing events to bring crowdsourcing parties to new audiences in new locationsIntroductions to event hosts
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Better understanding of user needs of underrepresented audiencesResearch experiences of underrepresented audiences at 2020 elections
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Statement by an institution of the UK state agreeing to take on some election data provisionProduce documentation on how Electoral Commission could take on polling location finder
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Produce doc on how Electoral Commission could build an in-house digital team
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Outline and present how a UK version of the US Voting Information Project could work
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Outline and present concept for new public institution for democratic engagement informationPartner (e.g. thinktank or academic institution)
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