How can I pull political data into my website?
December 31, 2010 1:24 PM Subscribe
How can I find out United States political information, such as Senators, current elections, and so on, for visitors of my website, in as automatic a way as possible?
posted by fvox13 to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on a politically-themed website, and I'd like my users to be able to enter their zipcode, or county, or... something. Then, based on that information, pull up who their politicians are (at a minimum), and pull up anything else I can, politically speaking (like, if there's an election going on or whatever).
Is there any kind of government-sponsored, or nonprofit-sponsored database or API or something I can query, or at least pull a copy of daily? I don't really care what format it's in... frankly, I'm willing to screenscrape if I have to.