New Zealand: Local Government Online (LGOL) has commissioned a website, www.elections2010.co.nz for local body candidates to put forward their views and engage with votersThis is believed to be the first time all local body elections have been brought together on one website, allowing public to ask questions online.
The site is designed and built by Wellington-based SilverStripe, known for its role in building the website of the Democratic Party of US in 2008. It runs on open source software using SilverStripe’s own content management system and takes geospatial data from Auckland-based Koordinates.
Voters who don’t know what ward they’re in can enter their street address. Then will then get a list of the candidates along with their information.