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6 May 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:21am

Help us map the #ukvote

Twitter experiment today.

By Jon Bernstein

We’ve joined forces with Tweetminster, Channel 4 News and the Guardian to map today’s election — and we need your help.

When you head for the polling booth tweet #ukvote along with the first half of your postcode (for example, #ukvote SE1) and we will plot turnout in real time on a map. We’re not asking you to include who you’re voting for — that’s a secret you don’t need to share.

The goal of the experiment is to inspire more people to vote and to help get a sense of turnout (on Twitter, at least) during the course of the day and across the country. You can see the results in real-time over at Tweetminster.

The experiment is inspired by a similar initiative around the hashtag #uksnow.

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