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  1. Special access for candidates and their campaigns

    Provide special access for candidates and their designated agents to update their information (e.g., campaign contact info, candidate bio, etc.).

    There should still be information about them and their campaigns that they can’t edit — so they can’t cover up negative points in their campaigns, etc.

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      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Auto-process local media news feeds

      Pull in the feeds (RSS/Atom) from local news media.

      It would be great if it would auto-link where candidate or party names match. (So, if an article mentions Candidate X, it would show up in the profile for Candidate X.)

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      • Legislation, By-Laws & Policy Wiki

        Implement a wiki (user editable content) for tracking, suggesting and commenting on existing and proposed legislation, by-laws and policies.

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        • Search Bar

          so that users can easily search the site for a name that they think is a candidate. After all, there are so many to keep track of. How does the site creator do it? Must be a machine or a robot or something.

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          • Track campaign finance

            Keep track of donations and gifts to, as well as expenditures by, politicians and their campaigns.

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            • User profiles with candidate/party endorsements

              Allow for users to create their own profiles on the site, and to indicate which candidates and parties they support.

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              • Document political partying and fundraisers

                Attempt to track, record, and semantically organize political partying (not parties), fundraisers, and nontraditional social politicking. (Post-Election) Inspiration: http://www.politicalpartytime.org/

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                • Set up a citizens' forum

                  Set up a simple website forum where citizens can bring up issues, concerns, activism and volunteer opportunities, and have an outlet to participate in the governance of the city.

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                  • Track voting record for council members

                    Keep a simple list of motions and proposed legislature and keep a simple visual aid of how each person voted. Then people can tell whether their views are being represented.

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                    • Change Site Colours!

                      Why must a site that clearly and explicitly states that it is non-partisan be subject to the same ideological identification through colour as political parties or candidates?

                      All Canadians, whether organization or individual, have a right to use pigments without prejudice!

                      Calgarydemocracy.ca needs to stand up for itself and claim the right to fluorescent pink- before it is stolen by another mayoral contender!

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                      • Integrate candidates’ public data streams onto their pages

                        Have things like candidates’ Twitter feeds, blog RSS feeds, Flickr photos, YouTube videos, etc. appear on the candidates’ pages on the democracy website.

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                        • a way to measure candidates' engagement with the public.

                          How they are interacting with the public, appearances, Social Media engagement, etc. I want a candidate who isn't afraid of new technology and uses the power of social media networks to really talk to people.

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                          • View by issue

                            Provide a “by issue” view to track the statements, voting records and actions of politicians on given issues.

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                            • Display photos for candidates

                              When showing a page on the site with information about a given candidate, include a photo of the candidate.

                              I would like some feedback on what the criteria for photos should be, though. Possible requirements (feel free to comment against any of these suggestions, or to suggest other requirements):

                              • Just the candidate — no one else in the picture.
                              • No logos or text displayed (including, no slogans on shirts, no logos on buildings or walls in the background, no flags, etc.).
                              • Maybe standardize on head shots? I.e., may include from upper torso up. Or, should we allow…

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