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Election sites that track positions on issues on a per-candidate basis?

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]
posted by Shepherd on Aug 19, 2014 - 6 answers

Crash course on election-related software and volunteers' use of it

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]
posted by joe vrrr on Apr 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Situation with work and politics

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)?
posted by naju on Nov 6, 2012 - 16 answers

Where to watch election results in Berkeley?

Anybody have a good idea where to watch the election tomorrow in Berkeley or North Oakland? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Nov 5, 2012 - 7 answers

LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet?

LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Oct 29, 2012 - 6 answers

I want to make a web-page which will track if UK political parties' election manifesto promises once they are in power.

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]
posted by maiamaia on Oct 6, 2012 - 2 answers

2012 debate live commentary

Looking for live commentary on the 2012 presidential debate because I don't know much about politics. Suggestions?
posted by Strass on Oct 3, 2012 - 2 answers

2012 election debate bingo cards and drinking games?

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?
posted by Korou on Oct 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Mitt Romney then and now

How was Mitt Romney able to win the election for Governor of Massachusetts? How effective was he as governor? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Sep 21, 2012 - 31 answers

Help me make a list of the can't miss speeches of the 2012 DNC convention.

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]
posted by marsha56 on Sep 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Barack-ing the vote?

Should I vote in the upcoming presidential election? If so, for who? [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Aug 23, 2012 - 55 answers

Graphing Politics

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?
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 19, 2012 - 22 answers

Looking for advice on choosing not to engage in discussions of politics, personal beliefs, and morals.

Looking for advice on choosing not to engage in discussions of politics, personal beliefs, and morals. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Aug 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Tell me about a fictional peoples.

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]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Aug 17, 2012 - 25 answers

Why should I vote for a major party candidate for POTUS?

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]
posted by Invoke on May 14, 2012 - 31 answers

Alabama primary: Gingrich or Santorum?

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]
posted by Clay201 on Mar 12, 2012 - 27 answers

Help me find a good, realistic political novel

I'm looking for a realistic political novel that's not a spy thriller. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Sep 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Scammy political billboard of questionable legality: what to do?

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]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2011 - 30 answers

Voting turnout in different countries

“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?
posted by espada0 on Mar 10, 2011 - 27 answers

Help me follow election returns on the go.

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]
posted by Tin Man on Nov 1, 2010 - 5 answers

California gubernatorial race poll numbers

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]
posted by crunchland on Oct 27, 2010 - 14 answers

U.S. State data maps.

How do I easily make a map like this, from data like this? [more inside]
posted by Stu-Pendous on Aug 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Dates of the 1964 Presidential Primaries?

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]
posted by bagadonuts on May 25, 2010 - 3 answers

UK election compatibility quiz website?

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]
posted by bullox on Jan 29, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I get 6000 signatures in five months?

How do I get 6000 signatures in five months? [more inside]
posted by flarbuse on Jan 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Where do the insiders go?

What are the best "inside baseball" political blogs covering the upcoming New York City elections? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 3, 2009 - 0 answers

So, now that I've spent 30 minutes talking to you, will you vote for my guy?

For the politicos out there: how effective is phone banking / canvassing, statistically speaking? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Apr 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Who gave the best McCain endorsement speech?

Who gave the most powerful, most persuasive, and most memorable endorsement of John McCain in this election? [more inside]
posted by josh on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

I scream, you scream, we all scream for a grassroots campaign strategy!

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]
posted by serazin on Nov 10, 2008 - 21 answers

US political map by party and population?

Where is that particular political map of America that shows a county by county breakdown of party and population via 3D extrusion? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Why was I not allowed to vote my choice?

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.
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Help make my vote count, seriously!

Is there any hope for my vote? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Nov 3, 2008 - 13 answers

What are poll internals?

What does the term "internals" mean, as used when discussing political polls? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 31, 2008 - 8 answers

polling data for states & parishes

Good sites for political polling data by state county or parish? [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar on Oct 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Nominate some sites for Nov 4th

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]
posted by rtha on Oct 24, 2008 - 25 answers

Where can I find non-partisan analysis of the presidential polls?

Where can I find non-partisan analysis of the presidential polls? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Oct 23, 2008 - 18 answers

Obey. I mean Hope.

Does anyone know where I can get a button with Shepard Fairey's Obama design? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 15, 2008 - 4 answers

On what TV channel can I follow the Canadian election returns tomorrow?

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?
posted by Kattullus on Oct 13, 2008 - 7 answers

UK Politics

How can I get more involved in UK politics? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Oct 5, 2008 - 4 answers

What happens if a candidate goes off the rails a quarter-mile before getting to the station?

What would happen if a presidential candidate had a career-ending nervous breakdown a month out from the general election? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Sep 25, 2008 - 10 answers

How to support McCain-Palin in NYC?

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]
posted by BobbyVan on Sep 9, 2008 - 26 answers

As a U.S. Senator, I run an organization with a yearly budge of $___ and ___ employees.

What size organization does a U.S. Senator run? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Sep 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Obama assassination : 1 in 55?

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?
posted by zaebiz on Sep 1, 2008 - 14 answers

What Makes a Dubya 2000 Vote an Understandable Decision?

I'd honestly like to know why half of America voted for George W. Bush in 2000: what their reasoning was. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 25, 2008 - 100 answers

Tell me about running for mayor in (smalltown) Canada

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]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 6, 2008 - 12 answers

See How They Run

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]
posted by munchingzombie on Jun 20, 2008 - 8 answers

All politics is a multidimensional lexial space; and also local.

Where can I access transcripts of currently running political ads and/or political speeches? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Jun 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Doesn't this defeat the purpose of a primary?

Is it common practice to have a slate of official party endorsed candiates in a primary election? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jun 2, 2008 - 6 answers

But I LOVE electionfilter!

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]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 24, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I help a Judge in NC get elected?

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]
posted by DetonatedManiac on May 18, 2008 - 18 answers

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