Ask Away is a website where New Zealanders can ask the parties questions in the lead up to the elections, so that the parties are responding to the things people really care about. That means you can help to set the agenda this election, by asking and up-voting the questions that are important to you.
It is also an easy way to find out about the parties and compare their views side by side.
This platform is a part of Massey University’s Design & Democracy Lab, and is being led by Meg Howie as her Master of Design project, in collaboration with Jon Lemmon, Code for NZ and other open source developers. It is part of several initiatives aimed at increasing youth voter turnout in the 2014 General Election. If you’d like to know more, follow our blog or get in touch.
We believe that everyone should be a part of the political conversation in our country, so we’re making it easy to be involved this election. We want to facilitate connections and conversations between those in power and the people, to help NZ’s politicians be both relevant and responsive.