About Election Leaflets 2011
Electioneering is a high-stakes game. We, at Election Leaflets 2011, believe that it’s time for that game to become a spectator sport.
Election Leaflets 2011 is a real-time election leaflet project. Our ambition is to create a live visualization of the flood of party political leaflets as they are delivered across the country during an election campaign.
If you have recently received any election leaflets through your door you can help by photographing or scanning them and uploading the images to our website.
This website was thrown together by John Handelaar, who's also responsible for KildareStreet.com.
It is almost entirely based on the efforts of the OpenAustralia Foundation's fine volunteers: Andrea Lau, Henare Degan, Jack Zhao, Katherine Szuminska,
Lisa Cross, Matt Joyce, Matthew Landauer and Teresa Leung. The Australian site, in turn, was adapted from the UK's TheStraightChoice.org built by Julian Todd,
Richard Pope and Francis Irving.
Our version of the code has been deposited for your viewing and repurposing pleasure at http://github.com/mygov/electionleaflets.
- How do I upload an election leaflet
- You need to upload a photograph of the leaflet in JPG format, then enter a few details about the leaflet.
- I'm a party activist, can I upload a leaflet?
- Yes. Just upload a photos of your leaflet and enter one of the constituencies it is aimed at when prompted.
- Who can reuse the images
- By uploading an image to Election Leaflets 2011 you are allowing free reuse of the image. For this site to make an impact on the way electioneering is conducted it's important that the dodgy ones get as wide an audience as possible, and this helps it happen. If you would like to make sure that proper attribution for a particular image please let us know.
- Is this project affiliated to or supported by any political party
- Can I reuse the images on my website or blog?
- Yes, and please make a copy of the image on your site and link back to us.
- What do you mean by a leaflet? Does a letter count?
- Any kind of written communication - letters, leaflets, flyers - contain useful information. If in doubt, upload it anyway or get in touch with us.
You can get in touch with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org, say hello on Twitter or phone John Handelaar on 085 748 3790.