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Project Info

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Team Members

Liana , Mahesh , Navida , Brett , Sachi Grannan , Luke Sy and 2 other members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

Voting can be a hassle. However, it does not need to be. As of 2020, 16.6 million Australians are enrolled to vote, which shows just how important it is to make voting easier.

Our team's mission is to make voting as easy as it can be. We will deliver this effect through an integrated app & web-based platform to match voters with their voting type intent, preferred/available date and time, accessible voting location/s. We will also provided voice access via AWS Lex (e.g., mobile call) to our system for users who prefer dial in access. To address the recent public health situation related to COVID, we will also help ensure physical distancing are heeded by promptly informing the voters of where the COVID hotspots are and about proper voting hygiene practices.

Additionally, our solution will incorporate pre-voting and on-the-day functionality with realtime monitoring (i.e. length of time to vote, length of time to purchase a democracy sausage) via AEC/WAEC/Lions Club, staff information inputs, and/or video-based hardware/software solution. This solution has application beyond Australia's shores and the US elections are one major potential target (aside from State-based hackers). There is potential to incorporate blockchain for genuine early voters and other functionality.

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Data Story

The user enters an address (e.g., his/her residence or workplace), and the system shows corresponding information of the electoral district it belongs to(Data source: https://catalogue.data.wa.gov.au/dataset/state-electorates-current-lgate-069) and the nearby polling places (Data source: https://catalogue.data.wa.gov.au/dataset/2017-wa-state-government-election-polling-places). Additional information about electoral district statistics are also provided (Data source: https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/enrol/enrolment-statistics/state-enrolment-reports), COVID hot spot (currently no data points for WA but referred to this Data source: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/359bca83a1264e3fb8d3b6f0a028d768).

Evidence of Work



Team DataSets

Electoral Districts by local government district and ward, locality and ABS SA1

Description of Use Provide additional information (i.e., enrolment statistics) regarding the selected district.

Data Set

2017 WA State Government Election Polling Places

Description of Use Indication of polling booths throughout Western Australia to connect voters to their nearest polling booth options. Future use would incorporate realtime waiting period for each polling booth.

Data Set

State Electorates [Current] (LGATE-069)

Description of Use Utilised for defining electorate boundaries to inform voters of their candidates, their positions on important community issues and identifying polling booths within the electorate as well as those wishing to do an absentee vote (i.e. vote out of their electorate).

Data Set


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

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

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