Voting in a general election is a confusing business – who do you trust to tell you who most aligns with what you think the country’s priorities should be? To help cut through the propaganda three Computer Science students from the University of Bristol have launched an iOS app targeted at young voters to help them understand what their vote counts for.
“We hope it results in making sure many more young people’s voices are heard”
Jay Lees, Lewis Bell and Brendon Warwick (pictured above) developed ‘Informed‘ to reduce the information overload surrounding the election by breaking up each major party manifesto into easy-to-understand chunks. This means you can see who you most agree with on major issues in a couple of swipes.
Brendon explains: “Manifestos, with their sheer quantity of information, can be intimidating for young voters and can result in the loss of a key demographic. Informed is designed to encourage young people to engage politically and we hope it results in making sure many more young people’s voices are heard.”
The students have grouped the policies into key topics so you can see side by side what each party stands for, so you make the right choice for you on 8 June.
You can see more and download the Apple app at the Informed iTunes app page.