By Daniel Hunter
With less than a week to go until the general election, a team of coders has developed a website to help young voters cut through the bull**** and decide which party is worthy of their vote.
Code Computerlove has developed the ‘Election Bull**** Filter’ with young people increasingly disillusioned with politics.
The mobile first site serves a series of quick-fire statements, based on the key issues, policies and opinions that most affect young voters. Users are asked “can you live with” and to provide a yes or no response. Ultimately the quiz reveals that party or parties that most closely matches their personal priorities.
Colin Preston, who came up with the idea, said: “A few of us here at Code — like so many young and first time voters — were getting fed up with the multi-party bun fight being played out in the media. All the spin doctoring makes it increasingly difficult to determine which party you might actually want to get behind.
“When we reviewed some of the supposedly easy online election advice tools we found them long, complicated and not all engaging.
“The Election Bull**** Filter was something we knew would be fun to create and also be useful for the many undecided voters out there.
“Young people can’t afford to waste their vote, even if they’re not into politics or are fed up of all the election spiel, so we decided to come up with a way to make learning about politics easier and more engaging.
“We have been intentionally controversial in our use of language and visual direction to appeal to the disengaged young electorate in this country.”