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?
One reply on “Matrix Group’s Favorite Election Resources”
WOW! What an Election. History was made and a first on many fronts; Hilary, the 1st woman to run for presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, the 1st woman to run for Vice President of the United States and of course…. Obama, the 1st African American President of the United States.
I thought Barack Obama’s speech inspiring; but John McCaine’s concession speech was a class act.