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Isotoma, a UK open source hotshop, is having a little fun with the UK election.

They want Brits to register who they voted for after they’ve hit the polling booths. There is of course zero chance of verifying this.

As they explain:

We thought we’d like to capture a little of the election mood – we’ve knocked up a little app for you to register your vote, possibly (if enough people do as well, natch) allowing people to see how it’s going. Clearly the Lib Dem slant of Twitter and the Internet will skew the picture, but it’s a little bit of fun…

The site will be live at Exitpol.ly at 7.30am today, election day (and closing at 10.30pm)

Update: It now won’t be producing results until after the election, as per, er, the law.

  • http://smarkets.com Jason Trost

    Check out the Smarkets political markets throughout the day as well for updates on the election!

    http://smarkets.com/politics/uk/general-election/2010

  • lyndon pugh

    not working for me, can’t enter constituency…

  • http://www.knowingandmaking.com/ Leigh Caldwell

    Not wanting to be a spoilsport as I do think it’s a nice idea, but there’s every chance this is illegal under UK election law:

    http://bit.ly/9oSbES

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  • Paul Bicknell

    This is quite rightly, as mentioned above by Leigh, illegal and you are open to prosecution if you keep this up. Sorry but it is the law.

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  • I'll doubt you'll be hung for it

    publish and be dammed

  • http://www.facebook.com/dumblittleblogger?ref=profile Vishal Sanjay

    Exactly this should not be allowed, maybe the site will be bought down immediately. Such things may result in unfair elections.

    http://www.dumblittleblogger.com/

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  • http://www.reverbnation.com/bohemiaroad Bohemia Road

    This would no more have an influence on the outcome of the election than telling your mates who you voted for in the pub.

    Any voters who are likely to be swayed by this before voting are likely to be sheep. And they all vote Labservative anyway.

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