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Vote Smarter: 28 Resources for Election 2012
Want to vote smarter? Now you can. Voting hasn’t changed all that much since our country began hundreds of years ago. Now, thanks to technology, you can check the facts, find politicians whose values most closely align with yours, see which of your friends are registered to vote (or not) and analyze whose receiving the most buzz on Twitter. This is the year of the mobile election (infographic) and you better believe technology is going to help shape the outcome of this election in a very big way. Last election, people marveled at Barack Obama’s social media strategy. Now, every politician must dedicate resources to social media or be left behind. Along those same lines, it is now easier than ever to follow the issues that matter most to you, get the latest news and analysis and make a truly informed decision. This is your election. Make your vote count.
Keep tabs on your representatives in Congress or to research pending legislation that might impact your life or business.
Helps you support your important issues where it matters most.
News, opinion, tools and multimedia on politics and government.
Campaign news, polls, results, debates & candidates.
Determine your political DNA and join politically like-minded people.
Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players.
Non-partisan information on U.S. federal and state candidates, ballot measures, issues and legislation.
Checking the truth behind the political rhetoric.
News and official government data to track bills, votes, senators and representatives in the U.S. Congress.
A resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere.
Provides several options for finding bills, resolutions, and legislative information.
Covering congress, politics, political campaigns and capitol hill.
Dig into the influential social conversations making news and impacting policy.
A real-time, interactive web app that deconstructs the dialogue unfolding on your screen.
Find out which of your friends are voters and win their votes for your candidates.
Live feed of incoming political poll data.
A living townhall hosted by anyone and moderated by everyone.
Track how your candidates are performing and to mobilize your friends to support candidates using social media.
Be the first to know when online buzz is building, news is breaking and who is talking.
News, political opinion and commentary, and the political issues of the day.
Providing factual awareness in an interactive and informative environment.
A daily measurement of Twitter users’ feelings towards the candidates.
An interactive almanac of state politics.
Lets voters easily research the issues, locate their nearest polling place and get up-to-the-minute election information.
Find out which candidate you agree with most on the key issues of the day.
A ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer in response to recent polls.
Political humor and political cartoons, updated daily with jokes, cartoons, satire, videos, and funny news.
Delivers smarter technology, software, micro-targeting data and expertise to political campaigns.