Help us map voter turnout on May 6th

On May 6th millions of people across the county will head to the polling booths to cast their vote. Tens of thousands of them use Twitter. Tweetminster, Channel 4, The Guardian and the New Statesman are teaming up to map the day’s action and we need your help.

On May 6th, when you head out to vote, tweet #ukvote alongside the first half of your post code (for example #ukvote SE1) and we will plot votes in real time on a map

We’re not asking you to include who you’re voting for - that’s a secret you don’t need to share. 

The map and data will be made available online and anyone will be able to easily add it to their site. We will also showcase a regional breakdown of turnout.

The goal of the experiment is to inspire more people to vote and to help get a sense of turnout (on Twitter at least) during the course of the day and across the country.

The experiment is inspired by a similar initiative around the hashtag #uksnow. 

We’ll tweet a reminder ahead of the big day. In the mean time, thanks for your help!

Posted at Mon, May 3rd 2010, 13:10