An Introduction to the OpenStad Ecosystem
The OpenStad software allows for different e-democracy websites to be created & managed. It supports: single & multiple voting on ideas, submitting ideas, participatory budgeting, arguments, voting and arguments, different authentication methods, managing multiple sites and more.
Initially the software was developed in Amsterdam. It's currently actively used in Amsterdam & Den Haag. And soon also Haarlem, Utrecht & Alphen aan den Rijn will go live with Participatory budget sites built with Openstad.
The ecosystem contains a CMS & sitebuilder that allows for pages to be build from scratch, an API and an admin panel that allows for multiple sites be created, copied and managed.