I was searching to see if there was a service that allowed people to see what legislation is happening via notifications and I stumbled upon this. I'd rather throw my ideas out here instead of try and make a new service. I may do some design work to express my ideas better at a later time.
User Voting > Do you agree with this legislation? Yes or No. (OPTIONAL: Explain why)
User Voting creates a profile to show what legislations they agree with and can change answers at anytime. If an answer is changed you must submit text for why you changed and it is logged in your history. (Can be anonymous for whatever reason)
Government officials will have REAL voting data on what they voted for each issue.
Users can see a list of officials who agree and disagree on what the user voted as well as a list of officials who may not have voted plus attendance records.
All User Votes are compiled into a database to show overall user voting vs. actual officials votes. This data should not be included in each legislation page where you vote for your user profile because i do not want people to vote based on popular vote but i don't want them not to see it.
During election periods people will get a notification which shows a comparison of your votes vs. what officials in your area voted etc. which influences your decision about re-electing certain representatives who didn't agree with you or had poor voting/attendance.
I think this will help stop people from popular voting and start making educated votes while holding elected officials responsible by directly comparing their voting habits vs. each individual persons beliefs.
This will provide valuable data to the public and each person should be able to opt out of data collection or allow only anonymous data collection. It is up to the app to give a clear message explaining all data that you make public will be released to everyone for analytics and why it is beneficial if you opt in.
When data is released we need to make it known that the data for voting habits of all users may he skewed due to people making multiple accounts etc. But will remain accurate for individual voting comparisons as it is using the official voting habits of government officials directly against your own.
This is important to me and I really believe this could reform our government.