Voting For Dummies: The Online Edition

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With Election Day 2010 under way, we thought it would be helpful to compile a brief list of useful resources on the web to find information about the mid-term races, candidates and voting polls. Feel free to add your own recommendations in comments.

Google Election Center: The search platform allows users to input their address to find the closest polling location, state election office, links to the state election websites, and lists the candidates who are running in the races at the Federal level.

Facebook Politics: Facebook has developed a dedicated U.S. Politics page where you can find your polling location, and access a livestream of election coverage courtesy of ABC News and Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg.

New York Times: The FiveThirtyEight, and the site’s U.S. Politics platform provide a comprehensive view into polling stats on the House, Senate and State Governor seats up for grabs.

PoliticsDaily, Politico and RealPoliticsDaily all provide similar coverage of breaking news coming from the races on both the federal and state levels.

Foursquare “I Voted”: Foursquare is tracking check-ins at polling places throughout the day and evening. Foursquare partnered with data visualization startup JESS3 to create a live, interactive map of each check in at polling sites. Twitter is also encouraging users to add the hashtag #ivoted to any Tweets about voting during the day.

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