A team of researchers from UW CSE, the UW Center for Communication & Civic Engagement, and Seattle CityClub has launched an improved and expanded version of the Living Voters Guide for the November 2011 election in Washington State. Its purpose is to bring together Washington voters to discuss and explore their positions on both statewide and local ballot measures for 2011. Unlike traditional voters’ guides issued by governments, advocacy groups, and other organizations, it is co-created solely by its participants. It will evolve continuously throughout the election season as Washingtonians from across the state consider the tradeoffs for each measure.
The Living Voters Guide is part of an NSF-sponsored project to investigate socio-computational systems to support public engagement and deliberation.
Check it out here.