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11/03/2008 • comments ()
get free treats for voting!
Posted by Zadi Diaz

The following places are treating voters to freebies. Just bring in your voting sticker and you're good to go:

Starbucks: Free Cup of Coffee
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Free Drink (according to local barista)
Pink Taco (LA): Shot of tequila and three tacos
Krispy Kreme: Doughnut
Ben & Jerry's: Single Scoop Ice Cream Cones
Chick-fil-A: Chicken Sandwhich
Babeland: Sex Toy

It's best to ask around your neighborhood to find out who is giving out what. Word on the street is that it's going to be one big freebie party. Of course, limited supplies. :P

[ Via: via: fimoculous ]

filed: politics
tags: election, politics
10/29/2008 • comments ()
video your vote with PBS and YouTube
Posted by Zadi Diaz

YouTube and PBS are partnering together on Video Your Vote, a project aimed at documenting and sharing the experience of voting with the world. On November 4th, you can submit your video to Video Your Vote's YouTube channel and watch all of the other videos being submitted from across the country. It's also a good way to hold polling places accountable for any kind of "procedural abnormalities."

On filming inside your designated polling place, Video Your Vote says:

Most states do allow you to film at your polling place. However, there are some states that expressly prohibit videotaping and others that have strict rules about how close you can tape near a polling place. For the most up-to-date information on your area, visit Documenting Your Vote.

They also mention that video doesn't have to just be of your experience while voting, it can be about your general thoughts on the election process. The most compelling videos will be shown on PBS's election coverage.

tags: election, voting
09/30/2008 • comments ()
voting registration deadline soon!
Posted by Rick Rey

The first wave of voter registration deadlines sweeps a bunch of states on October 6th, so you might only have a few days left. Make sure you take a look at the election calendar here. In today's episode, Zadi mentioned a couple of online resources to make registration a relatively quick & painless process.

Declare Yourself

Declare Yourself produced an interesting set of PSA's called Only You Can Silence Yourself, featuring Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, and other celebs. It's also a good resource for election info and absentee ballot requests. They are big proponents of early voting, which many states offer without requiring a valid excuse. I like this option, because it will protect you against any... umm "voting machine malfunctions."

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09/29/2008 • comments ()
bigger and badder election tracking
Posted by Rick Rey

About 8 months ago I blogged about a Twitter mashup called Politweets that tracked pre-nomination candidates across the twittersphere. Nowadays there are a couple of newer, better tools that I wanted to spotlight.

Twitter - Election 2008

The first is Twitter's own Election page at http://election.twitter.com. It's a real-time stream of every tweet in the public timeline that mentions any of the candidates. It also has a brief collection of popular election tags (e.g. Tina Fey, Bailout) at the top of the page. You can also filter by candidate, so you can monitor the tweets only about Obama, McCain, or either of the VP candidates.

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filed: websites
tags: election, mashups, twitter