PolyVote

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Project Description


PolyVote allows people to connect with their local representatives and inform them on the issues that are important to them. It also allows for people to vote and comment on local, state and national issues and also bills that are before the senate and house of representatives. PolyVote is creating a community of people who are interested in the political landscape of this country, and more importantly giving them a voice that has been missing in this very critical process.


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Notice Listing

Description of Use: From time to time councils present notices in either local and state newspapers. These could be changes to roads, parks etc., We use a manual tool to enter this information in gathered from the west australian newspapers.

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Electorate Listing

Description of Use: We exctract these electorates and store them. We use this to match the name of the electorate to a bill, the postcode of a new user to an electorate and a postcode to local members and their councils.

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List of WA members of parliament

Description of Use: We join this against the council listing and electorates to match bills proposed.

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List of WA Bills being proposed in state government

Description of Use: Just as federal listing, we use a custom scraping tool to grab the bill, member and other details of the state bills.

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LIsting of Federal Senators and Members

Description of Use: We take the names, emails, facebook and electorate details for these senstors and members then join them up against the listing of electorates and federal bills they are assigned to.

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Listing of Current Federal Bills

Description of Use: We extract all the federal bills in parliament and the house of representatives via a custom HTML scraping process. We then push this data to ur DynamoDB database for serving back to our members.

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Challenges

Most Creative Use of WA Data

Region: Western Australia

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Encouraging participation of WA youth in the broader community

Region: Western Australia

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