Citizens' Assembly Websites: Practical Guidance

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Louise Crow, Myf Nixon, Alex Parsons

As part of our work investigating the digital component of Citizens’ Assemblies, mySociety have started a guide on a component that is important before, during and after the assembly: the website for the assembly.

In this guide we discuss broad design and editorial principles, as well as information that should be included. While we include what we consider good practice from previous assembly websites, this is very much a first attempt at consolidating good practice rather than a definitive document. The guide is available as PDF, but as a commentable google docs file, so we can continue to gather feedback and improve the guidance.


  1. Introduction
  2. Design and editorial principles
    1. Design
    2. Discoverability
    3. Accessibility
    4. Plain language
    5. Transparency
    6. Evaluation
    7. Data Protection
    8. Archiving
  3. Information to Include
    1. Before
    2. During
    3. After
    4. Beyond the basics
  4. Example material
    1. Irish Citizens’ Assembly
    2. Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit
    3. Citizens’ Assembly for Northern Ireland
    4. Grenfell Tower Inquiry
  5. Acknowledgements

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Crow, L., Nixon, M. and Parsons, A. (2019). Citizens' Assembly Websites: Practical Guidance. [online] mySociety Research. Available at: [Accessed 23 Oct 2021].