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Vote Like a Chilean Legislator with Populus

Categories: Latin America, Chile, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Governance, Ideas, Law, Politics, Technology

On the new online platform Populus.cl [1] [es] citizens can learn about laws, vote on them and compare their choice with decisions made by members of Congress [2].

Citizens can answer questions on issues like health, internet and copyright, labor, culture, the environment, and more. The site provides background information to help users learn more about the law or citizen initiative. After they cast their vote, Populus shows users which legislators support or reject that particular issue.

"Do you support or reject Chileans voting from abroad?"

“Do you support or reject Chileans voting from abroad?”

Sentidos Comunes [3][es] adds that the platform works “like a citizen thermometer so legislators can learn what people really think.”