Forward Democracy is an innovation studio for civil society and technology, focused on the twin aims of defending and developing democracy in our digital era.

Founded by the same team as the Swap my Vote platform, we have so far helped thousands of voters make their votes count in the UK’s 2015 and 2017 general elections, and have opened the platform with significant improvements for the UK General Election on December 12th 2019.

We are building a community of civic-minded technologists to further forward democracy and the civic realm.

We are members of Tech for UK and are working to defend public debate and democratic means during the process of Britain’s proposed exit from the EU. Products launched include Save our Future, a WhatsApp ‘cascade’ built to spread calls to action rapidly during the fast developing Brexit process; we have also exec- produced the Brexit comparison site Compare the Brexit.

Please get in touch if you’d like to be involved in similar projects.

Let’s push things forward.