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Stanford Participatory Budgeting Platform

The Stanford Participatory Budgeting Platform is a platform for running online participatory budgeting elections. From the website:

Stanford Participatory Budgeting Platform allows cities, municipalities, states and foundations and other organizations to run a participatory budgeting (PB) election in which people can vote on the budget. This project is made by the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team at Stanford University. The project is open-source and free.

The app was initially name Widescope.

Widescope is a web-based application to help people “make political decisions on the budget”.

From the website of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team:

Widescope is a tool for participatory budgeting at the state, federal, and local levels. It was recently used for participatory budgeting in the 49th ward of Chicago ( and in Vallejo, California ( To see an instance of the tool applied at the federal level, see

Additional information

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A list of projects that have used Stanford Participatory Budgeting Platform:


Additional information and materials about Stanford Participatory Budgeting Platform: