Using the Represent API for #GE2017

What does it do?

Represent and the Represent API are a toolbox for a modern democracy. The API includes the ability to:

  • Create and verify profiles
  • Create polls and questions, and vote on them.
  • View, analyse, and weight results, including demographic and location data
  • Compare with local census data (UK only)
  • Compare users with each other (e.g. compare to candidates or decision makers), with a granular topic-by-topic comparison
  • Delegate your vote to other users (liquid democracy style)
  • Comment on questions, up/down vote comments, and nesting
  • Get politician data in UK, USA, and Canada

Who’s it for?

  • Anyone interested in civic tech
  • Anyone building democracy tools
  • Campaign organisations seeking to gather and understand local or topical opinions
  • Politicians, candidates, or other representatives seeking to deeply engage people with their campaigns (though to be fair this cohort should probably use the turn-key front-end tools)

What can I do with it?

Where is it? What’s the licence?

You can find the link via https://represent.me/api

All data is licensed as CC-BY-SA.  

Ed Dowding

Technologist and entrepreneur, Ed specialises in social collaboration systems. His work has included building risk analysis services for the insurance industry, and from 2005 to 2010 he developed an SMS alert system which quickly grew into a full emergency management service for London local authorities and blue-lights.

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