Here are the most frequently-asked questions regarding candidatewatch.ie.
What can I do at candidatewatch.ie?
candidatewatch.ie allows you to:

  • find the candidates who are standing at the next election in your region
  • question your candidates in a public environment

You do not need to register for any of the features, and it's totally free of charge.
How do I ask a question?
Every candidate has his or her own profile on the website. At the bottom of his or her profile, you will find a box where you can submit your question.
How can I find my candidate's profile?
There are two options:

  • You can click on the candidate's electoral district on the map
  • If you already know the candidate's name, you can just type the Name into the "search box" at the top of the page
How do you ensure a fair and issue-based dialogue on candidatewatch.ie?
Every question and answer is checked by a team of moderators before the question/answer goes online. This system guarantees that contributions which are insulting, abusive or intrusive are not published on candidatewatch.ie. If the moderators refuse to clear a question/answer, both the candidate and the questioner will be informed accordingly. This ensures a maximum of transparency. The moderation Code of Conduct is available at the bottom of the question box of every profile.
Who is behind all this?
candidatewatch.ie is a project of the German non-profit organisation Parlamentwatch e.V. with the support of Ashoka Ireland.
How is candidatewatch.ie financed?
The dialogue between voters and candidates is free of charge. The project is financed through a grant of The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.
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