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OpenElectionCompass

Tiny election compass, free and open source.

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Bevorstehender Workshop – entwickelt mit uns eigene Thesen für einen Wahlkompass! (German)

Du bist in der Jugendarbeit tätig und planst einen Wahlkompass mit Jugendlichen durchzuführen oder bist allgemein an dem Thema interessiert? Dann kannst du hier die bewährte Methode eines Workshops zur Entwicklung eigener Wahlkompass-Thesen selbst erleben. Wir berichten über die Methode und geben dir den Raum einmal eigene Thesen zu entwickeln.

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In the meantime.

Watch the talk 'Patching Democracy' now!

2020 was a great year for the project. Not only did we see the first big installment in Northrhine-Westphalia with over 120,000 users, but on top of that were also invited to hold a lecture at the Remote Chaos Experience (opens new window). You can find the talk 'Patching Democracy' here in full length: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGkGsCpC5M8 (opens new window)

Furthermore in the beginning of 2021 we introduced the project to the open source community at FOSDEM'21 (opens new window). Watch the lightning talk (a shorter version of 'Patching Democracy' focusing on the software) here: https://video.fosdem.org/2021/L.lightningtalks/patching_democracy.webm (opens new window)

PROJECT STATUS

Version 1.0.0 is still under development and coverage of automated tests is not complete. It can already be used in production. Sign up for our newsletter (opens new window) to stay in the loop.

Free & Open Source

As open and transparent as our democracies should be. Available for free under the GPL 3.0 license .

Easy to use

Both the election compass and the configuration were crafted to be as simple as possible.

Well crafted

Design, User Experience, Technical Implementation and Documentation are state of the art.

Multilingual

Provide the same election compass in multiple languages to engage a bigger audience.

Multiple algorithms

Choose your matching algorithm and answer style – three buttons or maybe five?

Community

You're not alone! We're building a helpful community here. Join us on GitHub Discussions

Helpful Guides

Our technical and organisational guides will help you achieve the best results. Don't start from scratch.

Zero Coding

Made by developers, but not exclusively for developers. We have a nice editors for non-technical folks.

Single File Deployment

The simplest setup consists of a single HTML file. No PHP, Node.js or other required.

Responsive Design

Use it comfortably on any device and any screen – from smartphone to desktop computer.

Accessibility matters

Accessibility is not an afterthought. Designed with screen readers and keyboard navigation in mind.

Balanced Design

As little interface as possible, as much as needed and a little extra to make it fun.

Modern architecture

Built with technologies developers love – Vue.js, SASS, Nuxt.js, GitHub, Jest.

Kiosk Mode

Use the Kiosk mode to set up a terminal in a public place. Sessions will be destroyed automatically.

Nuxt.js plugin

Easily embed an election compass into your Nuxt.js website and make full use of SSR.

Zero-Cookie Analysis

Let people donate their answers for scientific research and statistics.

# Roadmap 🌱

This project is still evolving. Right now, we have the basic features needed, but there are many more ideas in the pipeline. Some are coming in the next months, some are still in planning. But one thing is certain – we're not done yet. Take a look:

Peer-to-Peer sessions

Invite your friends to a shared session, see their positions and start a discussion.

Marketing Templates

Save even more time with professionally designed marketing material, ready to go.

Software-as-a-Service

No deployment is simpler than no deployment. Use our hosted solution and focus on your content.

Save progress

The election compass will remember where you left and recover your last session.

Election Reminder

Get notified on election day, to make sure you won't forget to vote.

Dark Mode

The election compass won't hurt your eyes during witching hour.

Real Life Mode

Print your election compass and use it with a pen and some instructions how to calculate the results.