Open Election Special – March 31st
Tuesday 31st March 6.30pm – 8.30pm
24-26 Lever Street
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The country will go to the polls on May the 7th and decide the government that will represent us over the next five years. In many boroughs local elections will also be taking place.
Five years ago Open Data Manchester advocated for making available data relevant to the elections. Chris Taggart who was at the time working on OpenlyLocal came and did a presentation about the Open Election Data initiative and explained why we need to have relevant open data about those that seek to represent us and the election process.
This month’s event looks at what has changed, whether access to these data has improved and what we can do to make the process and choosing of our representatives more understandable.
The event is a precursor to an election data hack event that will be taking place later in April.
More details will be released nearer the date.
As ever Open Data Manchester is a forum for anyone who is interested in open data and we encourage people to come along and share their interests and propose new sessions and events.
For more details contact Julian