Collect, aggregate, then visualize on a map and timeline. Crowdmap is free, designed to help you “monitor elections, map crisis information, curate local resources, document a zombie invasion.”
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on January 27, 2012
Topics: Community, Craft, Resources, Technology Tags: Crowdsourcing, Data, Data Visualization, Elections, Mapping, Ushahidi
“Promoting the effective administration of justice,” here’s a comprehensive, state-by-state guide to judicial elections, recall, campaign rules, selection methods, criteria and resources.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on December 29, 2011
Topics: Craft, Education, Resources Tags: American Judicature Society, Elections, Law, Legal, Voter Guide
This is a quick post for the community, reporting out real time on what’s been developing in the forum over the past couple of days. We convened the conversation in slices: Day one the forum explored collaboration, yesterday we dove into collaboration, today the final segment of this conversation addresses money. The content stream contributors are generously offering insights, curiosity, tools, experience, suggestions, hopes, and frustrations around the question in play. And behind the scenes, crucially, we’re tracking how this is all unfolding.
Posted by Lisa Skube on December 9, 2011
Topics: Blog, Community, Experiments, Technology Tags: 2012 Election, Civic Engagement, Collaboration, Editorial, Elections, Feedback, Forum, Improvements, Revenue, RSS, Sustainability
Providing “unbiased information on over 40,000 candidates and officials,” Project Vote Smart is an independent source tracking those “who govern or those who wish to replace those who do.”
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on December 5, 2011
Topics: Community, Education, Resources Tags: Campaign Finance, Congress, Data, Elections, Government, Policy, Public Information, Research, Tools, Transparency, Vote Easy, Voting Records
“Counting cash to make change,” this Center for Responsive Politics site tracks money in U.S. politics, its impact on policy and people. Comprehensive, non-partisan data on election spending.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on October 17, 2011
Topics: Craft, Policy, Resources Tags: Analysis, Campaign Finance, Center for Responsive Politics, Data, Elections, Investigative News Network, Lobbying, Opensecrets.org, Politics, Watchdog Reporting
A “citizen powered” voters guide; a “public square” for discussing ballot measures. Easy to contribute, to see what others think, and to get alerts about new information as the election evolves.
Posted by Journalism Accelerator on April 14, 2011
Topics: Community, Experiments, Policy, Resources Tags: Citizen Journalism, Civic Engagement, Digital Democracy, Elections, National Science Foundation, Seattle, Seattle City Club, University of Washington, Voter Guide