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Welcome To


THE INStitute

The NewVote Institute was born of a simple philosophy: the world is better when we’re all empowered. We use cutting-edge technology to empower the people directly on an issues-basis (direct democracy), uncover the informed ‘will of the people’ (deliberative democracy) — and present these informed perspectives to elected governments (representative democracy). We’re a nudge towards a better world.


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We’ve teamed up with University of Queensland, Australia, student representative body, UQ Union, to launch an official 12-month pilot ‘UQ Student Voice’. The engagement tool will be for issues on campus with its 52,000 students. NewVote is grateful to have this opportunity and will be doing the best job we can for them. We launch on 24 July 2019.



our mission

TO Connect people and leaders to better democracy

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UQ student union

St Lucia, Australia. UQ Union is a student organisation, established to provide service, support and representation to the students of The University of Queensland. We launch ‘UQ Student Voice’ with UQ Union this coming 24 July 2019.

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Woodfordia inc

Woodford, Australia. We hosted a stall at the 2018/19 Woodford Folk Festival and co-facilitated a 6-day listening and workshop series ‘Redesigning Democracy’. We will roll out the app to the Woodfordia Citizens throughout the year (read the Letter of Support here).

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The Flux party

Sydney, Australia. The issue-based direct democracy party trialled the app during the 2019 New South Wales state election.

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democracy international

Cologne, Germany. Democracy International supports democracy advocates across the world and organises knowledge-sharing events (such as the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy)

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The Climate Foundation

Massachusetts, USA. The Climate Foundation is made up of people from all over the world who all have the same goal; to change the world for the better.

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the english family foundation

Brisbane, Australia. The English Family Foundation supports transformational change in our world through the growth and development of social entrepreneurs and social businesses.


Designing open democracy

Melbourne, Australia. Designing Open Democracy is a group of tech professionals, political experts and ordinary citizens interested in discussing in a detailed way the potential opportunities for reforming existing democratic institutions

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Negative Vote Association

Taipei, Taiwan. Negative Vote Association is a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of democracy and world peace, by promoting a fundamental change in election: allowing people to have the option to cast a Negative Vote.