Where can I find non-partisan analysis of the presidential polls? [more inside]
Food that I can easily get into my election-night hotel party. Bonus-round: great games/amusements/cocktails for the party? [more inside]
What is the best website you've seen that provides a clear, simple, and (relatively) neutral explanation of each presidential candidate's positions on the issues? [more inside]
Help me find the story about an upset kid who changed the outcome of an election. [more inside]
I got my Absentee Ballot in the mail. It says to use the special writing implement. There isn't one. Help me get this un-fucked. [more inside]
What's the policy for opening absentee ballots? Are all ballots opened, or are they only opened when they are expected to be statistically significant? [more inside]
I'm going to be a first-time volunteer poll worker on Election Day -- any tips, advice, or relevant anecdotes for me? [more inside]
Election 08: Best way to mount my campaign signs? [more inside]
How does projecting the winner of the US presidential election work? And what is the earliest time at which the election may be called? [more inside]
How to handle the varieties of coming-out-of-the-closet bigotry that is resulting from the current U.S. presidential election? [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?
Why is Obama advertising in Oklahoma? [more inside]
How do I convince my grandmother to vote for Obama? Oh, and the reason why she won't vote for him is because of his race. [more inside]
I just found out that I am listed as an "active" registered voter in two Pennsylvania counties -- may I vote in either one of those counties in November? [more inside]
Where or how could one go about getting the proper transcript from the VP debate held last week. My big concern right now is that I need it in paper or electronic form but I do not want to watch the debate over and write down each question and each answer. And a trillion zillion billion points for finding a free an/or immediate copy.
How can I get more involved in UK politics? [more inside]
I want to generate tag clouds for really large text files (the largest is 85 MB). No online service that I've found will support a file this big. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Which characters from Shakespeare's plays do the party leaders in the Canadian federal election resemble most?
Which characters from Shakespeare's plays do the party leaders in the Canadian federal election resemble most? [more inside]
Looking for ideas to encourage Canadian university students to vote in the next federal election [more inside] [more inside]
Food suggestions for tonight's debate party? [more inside]
To the undecideds, or those who believe they can put themselves in the undecided's shoes: What might persuade you towards a particular candidate, particularly in the form of anything a volunteer might be able to do? Would someone coming to your door help, or hurt? Phone calls? Voter registration campaigns, or offers of rides to the polls? Signs in yards and clever bumper stickers? Blog posts? Emailing everyone I know with video clips and transcripts? What can be done to positively affect your decision in the presidential election? In short, how might I, as a volunteer, most effectively turn you into decided for my candidate. [more inside]
Where can I find streaming news videos with captions? [more inside]
What would happen if a presidential candidate had a career-ending nervous breakdown a month out from the general election? [more inside]
Canadian living in the US trying to educate himself on Canada’s October Federal election. Who should I vote for? [more inside]
Need help/ideas on politically inspired appetizers for the upcoming 2008 Presidential Debates. [more inside]
Bars that will be showing the Presidential Debate next Friday in Chicago. [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]
How can I verify my voter registration in California? [more inside]
How do Americans vote when they are overseas? I live in Australia and my husband works with a young guy who is a US citizen. He'd like to vote in the upcoming election, but has never voted before and has no idea how to do an absentee vote from overseas. Where do we look to find this info, and has anyone had problems doing this before? Do you need to sort it out ahead of time?
Is Obama/Palin (or for that matter McCain/Biden) possible? [more inside]
On behalf of my parents, where is a source that they can use to look up short and sweet responses to counter to the attacks on Obama leveled by their Republican neighbors? [more inside]
What size organization does a U.S. Senator run? [more inside]
How can I accurately predict the overall winner of the 2008 US Presidential Election. I would also like to know the best methods of accurately predicting the winner of the electoral votes of each individual state. [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?
Help me find a series of Democrat campaign posters from recent years. [more inside]
OK. Let's do this fucking thing. I want to help Obama get elected. How can I have the biggest impact in the immediate run-up to Election Day? [more inside]
I'd honestly like to know why half of America voted for George W. Bush in 2000: what their reasoning was. [more inside]
Did a journalist investigating the 2000 election in Florida die under suspicious circumstances? If you remember this story even slightly, help me find it. [more inside]
We've recently moved from one Australian state (NT) to another Australian state (Tasmania), and have neglected to update our voting registration details. Aware that an election is about to take place in the NT, I started looking into changing my voter registration, only to discover that the election is happening this Saturday, and it's probably too late for the change to take effect! Am I likely to get into trouble for going to the electoral office in Hobart to vote in the NT election, given that while I remain on the electoral roll in the NT, my actual residence is now in Tasmania? Or should I just send in the voter registration change-of-address forms as quickly as possible and hope for the best?
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]
US-election filter: are felons allowed to vote? [more inside]
Last week Obama eschewed the public financing system for the general election. It seems that many of the articles I am reading are saying that he is the "first major party candidate to reject public financing and its attendant spending limits." Do they mean in this election, or ever? If they mean "first-ever" (since public financing started) and public financing means a candidate can't raise private funds, then why is there always so much talk of candidates hosting various fund-raising events like $x,000-a-plate dinners? Are the publicly financed campaigns having their PACs raise money or what?
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]
I have U.S. citizenship but have never resided in the states. My mother was from Illinois. Is it possible for me to vote in the presidential election? [more inside]