My Vote - The Future of Voting

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Justin , Phuong , Tim , Fay , Tim Webster , Rashmi , Colin Daly (Team Lead) , Millie

Project Description


Over 16.5 million Australians are eligible to vote, however in the 2019 federal election, more than 1.5 million Australians failed to cast their vote – the highest number in almost 100 years.
This is due to many factors including a drop in political engagement and the inconvenience of attending a polling place on election day.
These barriers present significant challenges to many Australians, preventing some from having their voice heard. According to the Australian Electoral Commission, the cost of running an election has skyrocketed in recent years to $372.5 million dollars of taxpayer money.
As the needs and expectations of the Australian community evolves, it’s vital that government services evolve with them. We set out to assist voters to identify ways of voting that are convenient for them and match their circumstances.

MyVote is the future of e-voting for Australians as it will provide accessibility, guidance and confidence to vote in future elections.

It will allow for planning the most convenient way to vote on election day, electronically vote on a device of choice through the new MyVote platform and learn about the various political parties and their policies to make the most informed decision.

For this challenge, we've used WA specific datasets, however similar datasets are available for the other states and at a federal level.


#voting #politics #government #transformation #inclusive #accessible #apolitical #non-bias #balanced #educational #parliment #senate

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Team DataSets

Digital inclusion

Description of Use The Australian Digital Inclusion Index shows the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population, and to monitor this level over time.

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Transperth data

Description of Use This dataset closes any gaps in the Google Maps SDK and Transit API for Perth.

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Vic transport data

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WA Public transport data

Description of Use This data set shows all service routes and related information for public transport bus, train and ferry services providing WA wide coverage

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Spatial data from Australian Government agencies

Description of Use National Map is an online map-based tool to allow easy access to spatial data from Australian government agencies. It shows points of interest and demographic information.

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Tasmania points of interest

Description of Use Tasmania Points of interest: this one covers everything from tourist attraction, emergency service location, to accommodation, caravan park, sport complex etc.

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Proposed ordinary and mobile polling places for the 2017 WA State Government Election

Description of Use This dataset provides a list of all the proposed ordinary and mobile polling places for the 2017 WA State Government Election.

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Elector numbers WA

Description of Use This dataset contains elector numbers on the roll for each district, region, local government district, ward and locality in WA

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NSW Points of interest

Description of Use NSW points of interest: Airports, beaches, caravan parks, historic sites etc.

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Election transaction data for the iVote channel

Description of Use Depersonalised election transaction data for the iVote channel, created at the NSW State General Election March 2015

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2019 WA state election results

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ACT maps

Description of Use ACT Geospatial data.

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2011 WA election participation data

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Playground data

Description of Use Playgrounds maintained by City of Monash Western Australia

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A digital representation of the local government Ward boundaries for the state of Western Australia

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The current state electoral boundaries for WA

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The Record of Proceedings of the Australian parliament and its committees (Hansard)

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Playgrounds

Description of Use There are lots of great parks in the City of Swan. Here you will find a map and list of parks that have a playground.

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A growing collection of digitised Trove's newspapers and journals

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Cycle Routes (COP-033)

Description of Use This data set identifies existing and proposed cycle facilities in accordance with the City of Perth Cycle Plan 2029.

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Current members of the Legislative Council for WA

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City of Perth Car Parks (COP-031)

Description of Use This dataset shows the managed carparks in the City of Perth.

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Current members of the Legislative Assembly for WA

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Parking Bays (COP-004)

Description of Use This dataset contains on-street parking bay information within the City of Perth local government area.

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Hansard contents

Description of Use This dataset shows - sitting dates, and links to relevant Hansard contents, members, and links to relevant Hansard contents.

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WA infrastructure, utilities, buildings and structures

Description of Use The locate map gives you all of the Shared Location Information Platform’s (SLIP) public data from WA in one place, such as infrastructure, utilities, buildings and structures.

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Record of the Legislative Assembly's decisions and actions

Description of Use They show which debates started, what decisions were made and whether the Assembly adjourned debate to another day.

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Speeches of Australian politicians

Description of Use The data comprises comprehensive qualitative analysis, using key search terms and themes, over time, of speeches of Australian politicians. Sources used include Hansard, other occasional speeches in public records, political party records, and Australian Parliamentary Library resources.

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Challenges

Plan your vote. Here’s how.

‘Plan your way to vote’ – how can we assist voters to identify ways of voting that are convenient for them and match their circumstances?

Go to Challenge | 5 teams have entered this challenge.

Improving government services with open data

How can we improve government services by using open government data?

Go to Challenge | 14 teams have entered this challenge.