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Rate politicians on grassroots website


If you are among the 51 percent of eligible voters expected not to participate in the European elections you can still cast a ballot of sorts — online and from the comfort of home.

Rate Your Politician, billed as an “e-democracy” website for users in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales by its Belfast-based founders, provides a grassroots voting platform on politicians and political topics.

Users not only vote on the site, but are also allowed to set their own poll questions.

“It allows people to actively and in real-time rate politicians,” Patrick Lismore, 26, said in an interview. “People get to vote periodically, but this allows them to track politicians while they are in office.”