Every election, I give everyone in my office the corny speech about how I grew up under martial law in a country where people couldn’t vote, how voting is a privilege, how every vote counts, yada, yada. Well, this is the first year where everyone on my staff is interested in the election. I think nearly everyone eligible to vote actually voted. We had a staff meeting at noon today and only people who voted (or who are not eligible to vote) got free pizza.
I polled my staff and asked them for their favorite election resources.
Here are our favorite sites for tracking the voting results.
- Here is a graphic that shows when the polls close across the country
- FiveThirtyEight has a lot of information about the math behind the projections; great stuff here
- VoteMaster is another great resource for election projections and polls
- MSNBC has really great state by state news and results
- Check out this great breakdown of voting by category of voter
- Here is the New York Times’ electoral map
- CNET has a good roundup of election results sites
- Google has live results on Google maps
- AP has a live stream of stories, polls and election results
- The Brit in our office prefers the BBC’s coverage of the election
- While most in the office have blue tendencies, Real Clear Politics has a more red perspective on the election
- Maki and I “voted” yesterday by buying coffee at 7-Eleven; check out their 7-Election; they claim their coffee drinkers correctly predicted the results of 2000 and 2004 elections
- For some colorful comments on the election, go to Pundit Kitchen
Lots of sites about the vote experience.
- LiveJournal has a blog devoted to November 4th
- Students in Prince William County participated in a mock election
- Twitter is letting all Twitter subscriber post about their thoughts on the election
- There is Twitter page where people are posting about their voter experience
Here are some miscellaneous links that we liked:
- If you’re still undecided, GlassBooth lets you take a quiz to find out who you should vote for.
- Yes We Can Hold Babies is the “international source for pictures of Obama holding babies.”
How about you? What sites are you relying on for election news and coverage?