Enables Opinion-Makers to Vote on Social Issues Driving Positive Impact in the World Around Them!
A triad of politically, socially, and culturally aware citizens that hail from varied backgrounds, such as technology, design, and business, formed a not-for-profit organization with the mutual goal of fostering better interaction between government and their constituents. They reached out to us to build a digital platform which would provide access to a diverse user group and empower civic change in the following ways:
The new platform would help users discuss important issues and vote for their desired candidates for government office. Voters would also use this platform to discuss civil liberties like reproductive rights, usage of assault weapons, impact of climatic change etc.
Clearly, the new platform centered at catering people’s rights to vote and share opinions on civic needs. To build it, our team leveraged an empathy-led platform development process. We built a people-first digital product by inculcating the following solution features-
We chose Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud to host the technical infrastructure with additional AWS components such as LightSail and RDS to support the platform’s functions and features. With this technology stack, we brought our client’s requirements to life. The platform was developed to easily scale up to cater to the needs of a large population across counties and states. In addition to scalability, we ensured that development and maintenance of the civic engagement platform’s post-go-live could be done cost-effectively.
The platform development journey comprised multiple iterations in deep collaboration with our client’s team. Each sprint provided additional functionality to the platform with software updates to enhance user interactivity and engagement. In the end, our close collaboration with the client became the key to the success of the civic engagement platform.
The civic engagement platform benefitted each demographic in the following ways:
The new digital platform with its ability to encourage healthy communication between stakeholders, also provided the following benefits:
The access and accuracy to voter data is now helping officials resolve community challenges and gain the following advantages:
It began with individuals wishing to fuel social change. Today, this vision is a reality. Our journey as their trusted partner does not end here. We are currently working to improve and upgrade this civic platform to further increase voter participation on democratic issues.
Our team is immensely proud to be an integral part of this project to create a sustainable and unbiased platform for voters and elected officials to combat civic issues and make a positive impact on people’s lives.
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