Lawrence Lessig points us to this wonderful site run by Andrew Tanenbaum. Lessig calls the site a brilliant example of the brilliance of amateur news on the web. Wow! He’s right!. Visit the site to see his Electoral Vote Predictor 2004. The site is chocked full of relevant information from the graphs to polls to senate races and much, much more. It’s a must visit!
He posts some things to remember about voting. Those are well worth repeating here.
Here are some things to remember about voting. Read carefully. Your vote could decide this election.
- Find out today where your polling place is by calling your county clerk or checking www.mypollingplace.com
- Alternatively, call 1-866-MYVOTE1 to find your polling place.
- Check the hours the polls are open with your city or county clerk.
- Print the League of Women Voters’ card in English or Spanish and put it in your wallet or purse.
- Bring a government-issued picture ID like a driver’s license or passport when you vote. Some states require it but if there are problems, you will certainly need it. If you have a cell phone, take it to call for help if need be.
- As you enter the polls, note if there is an Election Protection person outside the polling place.
- If you are not listed as a registered voter, try to register on the spot. Some states allow that. Otherwise, talk to the Election Protection person if there is one or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for instructions. If neither of these helps, ask for a provisional ballot, but you will need a picture ID to get one.
It’s weblogs like this and the pointers we get from bloggers like Lessig that just make me continue to marvel at the wonders of weblogs. I love it!
Vote! Vote! Vote! Vote! Vote! Vote! Vote! Vote! Vote!
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CyberJournalist lists the individuals credentialed as bloggers, on Who’s Blogging the Convention. and says that an entirely new stream of information from political conventions is being created. Journalists blogging for news sites, delegation and party members blogging from the convention and other blogging from the convention are listed. They make a note that this list is continuing to be updated. Wow! So many voices!
Sarah Lohnes blogs about the DNC with the following: (and it is great to hear Sarah’s voice once again!)
“Jessamyn, credentialed blogger and VT resident, has some great photos and commentary from the convention.”
It is so cool to see the Democratic National Convention unfolding with bloggers being in the mix for the first time ever! This article, Meet the Bloggers, from the Wall Street Journal, includes answers to e-mailed questionnaires to about 30 bloggers who are accredited for the convention. They were asked to describe their blogs, give details on how they planned to cover the convention and what kind of content readers can expect. They also asked them why people should read their coverage and what they saw as the biggest gap in convention coverage by mainstream media in prior election years. In addition they were asked what moment/speaker/event they were most looking forward to covering and whom they supported in the Democratic primary. Pictures of bloggers and links to their weblogs are also given.
Of course, Dave Winer’s Convention Blogger is the one I will be following the most. Bryan Bell did an incredible design for the site.
The story is going to unfold in a much more dynamic and interesting way this year. Ah, the power of weblogs! Many voices will be heard! I love it!
Now, it’s just too bad that we don’t have someone like Will in that mix. He sure would have my vote!