The Straight Choice
May 5, 2010 10:50 PM   Subscribe

The Straight Choice
Site to keep track of election leaflets in the UK General and Local Elections 2010. All the leaflets have been used to create a zoomable mosaic, viewable on the home page.
posted by Donch (2 comments total)

I really like this. I'm not a big follower of British politics, but this is quite great. I'd love to see something like this for US politics. My big question is, how did you "market" the site and get people to send in leaflets? 6,000 or so is quite a lot!

Also, are these flyers handed out on the street, or mailers, or both? Looks like there may be redacted addresses on some of them, so I'm guessing at least some (if not most) of them are mailers.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 10:28 AM on May 9, 2010

It would nice to run OCR on the leaflets, and then let users search through them for particular phrases or keywords.
posted by James Scott-Brown at 10:36 AM on June 19, 2010

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