Friday, March 7, 2008

Election 2008: Two Essential Sites

Tech Expert Segment for 07 March 2008

Regardless of which candidate you're supporting in the race for the White House this year -- there are two sites you should check out, we discussed both on Portland's Morning News today.

The first, is a must-visit resource for all things voting. A one-stop-shop for election data, the site slices and dices "data galore" in many views, maps and charts. Updated frequently, the information is invaluable and a favorite among the "election geeeks" that just can't get enough.

Want to know who your neighbors are supporting? Chances are, if they've contributed to a political campaign in excess of a few hundred bucks -- you'll find their name on That public campaign contribution data -- online and searchable! Go ahead, you know you want to... drop in a neighbors name, family members, or even your favorite celebrity -- find out just which candidate (or candidates!) they support.

No matter who your pick for the top spot is, you've got to register to vote. That's the goal of a handful of Northwest college students who developed the "Your Revolution" Facebook application. It makes finding information about voter registration simple and appeals to the youth vote. Check it out on

For continuing election coverage... tune to Newsradio 750 KXL and online at

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