Top 10 Election Day Sites

With the election upon us, AlterNet has looked high and low for the best midterm election news and information sites on the web. Our findings are below, in three categories: information, advocacy, and coverage. Happy surfing, and happy voting!


Information

Vote Smart
Detailed candidate and issue information. Don't miss the 2002 Voter's Self Defense Manual.

The Green Papers
A web site dedicated to "the dissemination of facts, figures, tidbits and commentary on the election campaigns leading ultimately to the 2002 General Election on Tuesday 5 November 2002 in which 1/3 of the United States Senate and the entire House of Representatives of the 108th Congress will be chosen."

DemocracyNet
Enter your zip code or select a state to find out about local races and ballot measures, and where the candidates stand on key issues.

Issues 2002
The site promises every politician's stance on every issue. A tall claim, but a quick glance at their Geroge W. Bush rap sheet shows they mean business.


Advocacy

Move On
From the people who brought you the Regime Change Begins At Home poster comes a site devoted to supporting "progressive principles of national government."

Rock the Vote
A voting resource for the younger voting demographic. If you're still not sure why voting is important, this site will make it clear.

Michael Moore
He's a familiar face around here for good reason. Count on cutting election day commentary from Moore as the results roll in.


Coverage

CNN Elections 2002
CNN's special report on the elections. Includes CNN stories and special features. This is the place to go to see the results roll in.

BBC: In Depth
Fascinating coverage of the US Midterm Elections from across the pond. Includes news, analysis, and an election diary by BBC Washington correspondent Nick Bryant.

State Decisions 2002
Informational resource for all 50 states, including candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General, as well as links to campaign websites. Also features partisan splits for state legislatures and a complete list of statewide Ballot Questions. Information can be sorted by party, office and state.


Derek Powazek is Online Director of AlterNet and the author of Design for Community.

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