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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.
When & Where
Open Data Manchester
Open Data Manchester is a community of people who are interested in realising the potential of open data to benefit citizens, business and public bodies in Greater Manchester and beyond. It is a diverse community of developers, activists, artists, journalists and public sector employees. It holds regular meetings, hack days and information events which are generally free and open to all.
Our regular monthly meetings that take place at a variety of venues around Manchester and beyond.