EdmontonPolitics.com: #yegvote Hangout #2

Tonight we held our second #yegvote hangout over at EdmontonPolitics.com. What’s a #yegvote hangout? Basically it’s a video conversation that you get to tune into! Dave Cournoyer, Ryan Hastman, and myself decided this would be an interesting way to offer coverage of the municipal election. If you missed our first episode, you can watch it here.

We covered a range of topics tonight, prompted mostly by questions from viewers on Twitter using the #yegvote hashtag. Here’s the archived video if you’d like to watch it:

One of the things we talked about briefly was voting records. Councillor Diotte has a reputation for voting no, but if you look at the data it turns out that Councillor Sloan is actually the contrarian on council. Here’s a visualization of the data (which is available to anyone at the open data catalogue):

http://public.tableausoftware.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js

<a href=”#”><img style=”border-top-style: none; border-left-style: none; border-bottom-style: none; border-right-style: none” alt=” ” src=”http://public.tableausoftware.com/static/images/Mo/MotionsVotes2011-2013/Whovotesno/1_rss.png&#8221; /></a> 

There are other tabs there for a few other data points such as who makes the most motions and who seconds the most motions. Very interesting stuff to dig into, something I’ll be doing more of in the coming weeks.

If you have suggestions on topics we should cover in the future or guests we should invite, let us know!

2 thoughts on “EdmontonPolitics.com: #yegvote Hangout #2

  1. No surprise the Councillor who made and seconded the fewest motions: Diotte. He’s basically done nothing, except complain.

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