This is to be a direct port of the Ruby based elections app that Adrian Short wrote. https://github.com/adrianshort/Sutton-Elections
You can see the original in action here: http://www.suttonelections.org.uk/
You can see this Laravel version in action here: http://humerdata.org/elections
I'm porting it across to PHP - Laravel  I'm doing this to help me understand the Laravel framework but more importantly it's a good application that helps the public find out information about polling, voting and candidates in a very easy way.
This can only be a good thing.
I want this up and running in time for the May 2015 elections and it will cover all four of the pan-Humber Local Authorities; Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council.
This app requires PHP =>5.3
More setup details to go here later
php artisan cache:clear composer dump-autoload php artisan migrate --seed //set up database and seed