Fully functional, online and interactive, the system is already in use by several candidates for the 2013 Election.
Disclosure 2013 was built on lessons learned from our Data Analysis exercise for the 2010 Election. In order to facilitate true transparency, disclosure information is needed in a digital, easily-analyzed format. Disclosure 2013 asks candidates to input their own information directly, which in turn is shared immediately with the public. This process of direct entry, public review, and subsequent updates helps improve accuracy and the relevancy of campaign finance information.
CivicCamp is offering the system to all candidates running for Mayor or Councillor. We hope all candidates will use it to disclose their information and believe the very discussion of campaign finance will keep the issue at the forefront for both City Council and the Provincial Government. For those who believe Municipal Campaign Finance needs review, this discussion itself makes Disclosure 2013 a very exciting project indeed.