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Get out there and vote today… and let people know how it goes

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So Tuesday is election day, of course.

It’s interesting because my family called from out in California over the weekend and they said, ‘Wow, it must be so exciting to be in the heat of this exciting political race.’ Yes, DC is a company town and it feeds on politics, but the election season really is an outside DC event — it is in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio and Florida and the others.

Get out there and vote — for whomever. Just do it.

A few election day resources…
Twitter Vote Report

There are always concerns about how the vote will go, particularly with anticipation that there could be a record number of people at the polls. So a group of people have created the Twitter Vote Report, which will allow you and other voters to report on the status of polling stations. Is it going well? Long lines? Are there problems? You can report them all… and we all can see reports from across the country… in fact, you can see peoples reports on a map in real time.

We spoke to one of the creators of the site Monday on Federal News Radio’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris. You can hear that interview here. [MP3]

And if you don’t get Twitter, you can report your voting experience by text. There are multiple ways of reporting your voting experience…

How do I submit a report?
By Twitter: Post a tweet that includes the hashtag #votereport. More tags.

By Text Message: Send a text message starting with #votereport to 66937 (MOZES).

By Phone: Call the automated hotline at 567-258-VOTE (8683) or 208-272-9024 with any touch-tone phone.

By iPhone/Android Phone: Download the iPhone App or find the “votereport” app in the Android marketplace.

Get more details on how to participate.

Don’t get Twitter? Here is “Twitter in Plain English”…

Other election day resources…

This site has more than 65 different election resources — information about the candidates, and links to where you can track polls and votes.

And… if you haven’t seen the stories about the’s ‘get out and vote’ ad that you can tailor to your friends… too cool! Really — you can have it say that Chris Dorobek, for example, rocked the vote. Read’s story about it.

Written by cdorobek

November 3, 2008 at 11:20 PM

Posted in 2008 Vote

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  1. […] are a proliferation of sites that tap into Twitter data feeds to pull information together. It is why I was fascinated by the Twitter Vote Report Web site — again, tapping into data and sharing […]

  2. […] Twitter particularly interesting… it is a platform to allow people to share information. I posted earlier about the Twitter Vote Report project, where people could feed information using Twitter or text messages, about their experience at the […]

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