Published November 12, 2018
It’s been a busy period for Vox Pop Labs. In the span of three months, we launched five different Vote Compasses, and together they were used by almost two million people.
We also launched Vote Compass – Youth edition, designed specifically to engage students and teachers in classroom discussions about the Canadian political process. Launched jointly with CIVIX, Vote Compass Student Edition can be used at any time and is not specific to a given election.
While those three Vote Compasses were running simultaneously, we added a fourth one: Sintonia Eleitoral. Launched in collaboration with Brazilian news portal G1 – Globo, Sintonia Eleitoral marked our first foray into Latin America, and engaged over a million users during each round of the Brazilian presidential election.
Finally, to wrap up a busy year, we partnered with the Urban Policy Lab and CBC/Radio-Canada once again to launch the second municipal edition of Vote Compass Toronto. In this new edition, Torontonians were able to get a sense of how their political views aligned with not only the two major mayoral candidates, but also the 120+ candidates who competed for council seats in Toronto’s 25 wards. Through the Urban Policy Lab’s Council Scorecard initiative, our tool allowed users to match candidate positions in Vote Compass with the actual voting records of incumbent councillors.
You can explore the views of Torontonians on the 30 issues included in the tool and look at variation across Toronto’s 25 wards.