Opening The Election


Scoop is Opening the Election in 2017 in an effort to increase transparency, accountability and openness of government in this election cycle.

We are providing avenues for open and participatory discussion on the merits of various policies, proposals and topics in this election campaign.

Our focus is on 5 key areas selected by Scoop readers as the most important to be addressed in this election year; Housing, Environment, Inequality, The future of work and Health.

The new engagement tools we are using to Open the Election are:

Scoop's online public engagement platform allowing users to collectively address complex and contested issues in our society.

Any Questions
A new platform allowing you to ask questions to candidates and receive open, transparent and rateable answers.

Opening The Election Emails
Our supporters get updates on the latest election news.

Open Government
We will also seek to provide information to help keep you informed on developments in the movement for a more Open Government.

Other tools for voters:
RockEnrol, We Have Power, Policy, Vote Compass

Featured Election2017 Stories

The ultimate aim of any human society should be to ensure the prosperity, freedom and fulfilment for all of its members. Our shared natural, economic and social resources are part of a common inheritance or ‘commonwealth’, therefore must be utilised ...
Thankyou to all who contributed to our HiveMind Consultation on 'Water Quality' in July and August 2017. It is clear that there was a consensus amongst the 117 New Zealanders participating in this exercise around a number of important aspects of ...
Medical Cannabis is a complex and often polarising issue. However, it was highly encouraging that there were some very strong areas of consensus among the 133 participants in this HiveMind exploration. It appears that a clear majority of respondents to ...
We are not algorithms, numbers or bots. We are people. People with emotions, feelings and empathy toward our families and the communities we live in. But we wouldn’t know that when we look at the way we and most of our community are being squeezed ...
UBI is a complicated issue. There were a wide range of opinions and views represented in this HiveMind discussion and it appears there is still uncertainty regarding certain aspects of UBI policy. However, it was encouraging that there were some clear points ...




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