Who do I choose?

Who do I choose?

Organisation: G1 (Brazil)

Publication Date: 03/10/2017


The 'Who do I Choose?' (Quem eu escolho?) project was made with the intention of helping people of the largest Brazilian city (São Paulo) to decide their vote for the City Council. How to choose a city councilman if complete information from all the 1,272 candidates is not available anywhere? How to know which candidate is the best for the position? Which topics concern each one the most? In which area of the city he or she will focus? The tool gathers data that allow citizens to check all the competitors to the 55 seats in the municipal legislature. Part of the data is public, obtained through the TSE (Supreme Electoral Court), such as photos and personal information. Another part was collected by a data team, which contacted all municipal party directories and, when necessary, each candidate individually. An exhausting work that resulted in an exclusive service for the entire electorate of the city.

What makes this project innovative? What was its impact?

It is the first time that a media outlet collects data of all the politicians competing for a seat of councilman in the city of São Paulo and disposes to the voter in a clear, precise and useful way. Filters help voters decide their candidate based on information such as sex, occupation, education, party, patrimony, main concern and region. The site became a benchmark and was widely used throughout election - a lot of people have chosen their representative based on the project.

Technologies used for this project:

The project is based on html5, CSS and javascript. A json file extracted from a spreadsheet (made by five journalists) was used to fuel the special project.

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