There's a municipal election coming up, and a friend of mine is hoping to develop a Web site that allows users to cycle through key questions (e.g. "Do you think the city should allow a casino to be built downtown?" "Do you support the closure of the Simpson History Museum?") and see the positions of various candidates, grouped by electoral district. Can you think of a Web site that does such a thing? Bonus points if it's created by a group that might be willing to share their infrastructure. [more inside]
I'm creating a database and corresponding web-app to assist a progressive "hyper-local" political action committee. The system will cover get-out-the-vote efforts and volunteer tracking. I'm looking for real-world (non-technical) advice on GOTV and fundraising systems. Have you used one? What did you like/hate about it? [more inside]
I'll be on a work trip with my boss and some coworkers during the election tonight, and it was suggested that we all watch the results unfold at a bar somewhere. I usually avoid politics talk at work for the sake of sanity and career, and because my views may not easily fit within the big corporation I'm part of. How do I best navigate this night without anything going wrong (keeping in mind alcohol is involved)?
Anybody have a good idea where to watch the election tomorrow in Berkeley or North Oakland? [more inside]
LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet? [more inside]
I want to make a web-page which will track if UK political parties' election manifesto promises once they are in power.
I don't want to devote my life or income to this and i'm only doing it because i think i ought to=i am lazy. Comments? Suggestions? Need to know? Sarcasm? Thanks^_^ [more inside]
Looking for live commentary on the 2012 presidential debate because I don't know much about politics. Suggestions?
The presidential and vice presidential debates are coming up quick, with the first one on tomorrow, Wednesday 10/3. What are the best debate bingo cards and drinking games you've seen this season?
How was Mitt Romney able to win the election for Governor of Massachusetts? How effective was he as governor? [more inside]
I need help so I don't miss out on watching the best "can't miss" speeches of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
Should I vote in the upcoming presidential election? If so, for who? [more inside]
Why doesn't Obama or any politician for that matter use graphs to explain things? For all of their sophistication in Internet and social media, why doesn't the Obama campaign just go on television and show the American people a damn chart? Are we that stupid or am I missing something here?
Looking for advice on choosing not to engage in discussions of politics, personal beliefs, and morals. [more inside]
Does there exist a demographic of humans currently living in the United States of America that are "on the fence" about who they will be voting for in the upcoming 2012 presidential elections? Additionally, I'd like some sort of description of these people. [more inside]
I am looking for convincing arguments about why I should vote for a major party candidate for President of the United States. This isn't as direct a question as it sounds. [more inside]
To help Obama win, do I vote for Santorum or Gingrich? I'm an anarchist/socialist living in Alabama, where crossover voting is permitted. I'm looking for sound logic and effective strategy. [more inside]
I'm looking for a realistic political novel that's not a spy thriller. [more inside]
There's a misleading political billboard up in my small Massachusetts town, implying photo ID is required for voting. This is not true. I'm hopping mad & trying to figure out what would be an appropriate response to this situation. (More info & a photo link below.) [more inside]
“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election”
Why is there an apparent apathy of political participation in America, and to extend it a bit, how come voting turn-out is higher in some countries in others even if the countries in comparison are both recognized liberal democracies?
Please recommend a good iPhone app or mobile-optimized website for following U.S. election returns on Tuesday night -- not just the outcome of races, but the returns of individual races as they come in. [more inside]
Was there a single event that happened on or shortly before September 7th, 2010, that caused Brown's poll numbers to start to rise and Whitman's numbers correspondingly fall in the current gubernatorial race for US state of California? [more inside]
How do I easily make a map like this
, from data like this
? [more inside]
What were the dates of the early Presidential primaries in 1964? I don't need them all, just the first few - New Hampshire, Illinois, Texas etc. [more inside]
UKElectionFilter: What's the name of that amazing website that asks you a series of questions and then displays your compatibility with the various parties? [more inside]
How do I get 6000 signatures in five months? [more inside]
What are the best "inside baseball" political blogs covering the upcoming New York City elections? [more inside]
For the politicos out there: how effective is phone banking / canvassing, statistically speaking? [more inside]
Who gave the most powerful, most persuasive, and most memorable endorsement of John McCain in this election? [more inside]
I gather from Howard Dean's announcement today that he and the Obama People don't get along. I'm curious though how much Obama's win and the Congressional turnover are due to Dean's strategies and policies as head of the DNC. [more inside]
Where is that particular political map of America that shows a county by county breakdown of party and population via 3D extrusion? [more inside]
I thought it was more a less a given right to write in a candidate. I have before. The sample ballot indicated that one could do so. After standing in line 2 hours I see that, nope, I have to vote for whoever is printed on the ticket. everything else, from senator to dog catcher had write-in options. The poll workers, a young and friendly lot, were clueless, God bless em.
So, when voting in a presidential election, must one vote for the names printed on the ballot, or not participate at all? I realize a write in vote is a 'throwaway', that's not the question.
I am not from SC, but had to vote there this year if that matters which it shouldn't.
Is there any hope for my vote? [more inside]
What does the term "internals" mean, as used when discussing political polls? [more inside]
Good sites for political polling data by state county or parish? [more inside]
On November 4th, I intend to spend the evening watching election returns on TV and refreshing as many election-y tabs on the laptop as possible. What websites should I have loaded and ready to go? [more inside]
Where can I find non-partisan analysis of the presidential polls? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can get a button with Shepard Fairey's Obama design
? [more inside]
I'm in the US and want to follow the Canadian parliamentary election returns. Will any US TV station, cable or otherwise, have election coverage?
How can I get more involved in UK politics? [more inside]
What would happen if a presidential candidate had a career-ending nervous breakdown a month out from the general election? [more inside]
I'm a recent transplant to NYC, and a Republican. I need to find the best ways to support McCain-Palin in what can be a somewhat inhospitable environment. [more inside]
What size organization does a U.S. Senator run? [more inside]
Does the fact that the betting markets still give Hillary Clinton a 1 in 55 chance of being President in 2008
, mean that that is a reasonable estimate of the chance that Obama is assassinated before the election? What else could justify those odds now?
I'd honestly like to know why half of America voted for George W. Bush in 2000: what their reasoning was. [more inside]
Canadian politics: If you were thinking about running for mayor of a small town in Canada, what would you do? How would you prepare? [more inside]
I was hired as a campaign grunt for my NY Assemblyman's reelection. We were hoping to hire a deputy campaign manager, but most qualified candidates are being sucked up by the Obama campaign. My name is being forwarded as possible DCM. Yikes. Can any of you recommend good books, resources, etc on how to run a successful run such a campaign. [more inside]
Where can I access transcripts of currently running political ads and/or political speeches? [more inside]
Is it common practice to have a slate of official party endorsed candiates in a primary election? [more inside]
Every time an electionfilter post gets deleted, people say, "There are websites where this post would be appropriate, but this isn't one of them." What sites are those? [more inside]
CampaignFilter: Help me get a Judge Elected in Wake County NC. What is the most effective method to campaign with a limited budget? We apparently have access to a robo-dialer but no call lists. [more inside]