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May 19, 2015 8:45 pm

Get your Philly election results from WhoWonPhilly.com

It's a collaborative project from city employees and a local civic hacker.
We hope you voted.

We hope you voted.

(Photo by Flickr user Theresa Thompson, used under a Creative Commons license)

Today is Primary Election Day and the polls are now closed.

If you want your results in a slightly cleaner format than the official City Commissioners website, then peep the collaboratively built WhoWonPhilly.com.

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City of Philadelphia Chief Data Officer Tim Wisniewski started hacking it but in the spirit of the Code for Philly group, Jarvus Innovations developer Kevin Clough and City of Philadelphia data scientist Lauren Ancona have added on. Clough wrote the scraper, Wisniewski built the actual web page that auto-refreshes and Ancona styled the site.

“It’s scraping PhillyElectionResults.com every minute and auto-refreshing on the mobile-friendly web page,” said Wisniewski.

Here’s what local civic hacking looks like: advancements in government data-sharing in recent years got the information out, and a collaboration between city technologists and civic-minded outsiders make it far friendlier to the casual user. It’s a small project that was done quickly but might become something more.

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