Monday, November 3, 2008

citydesk's Legislative map

Posted By on Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 9:21 AM

Here's another map for you, produced by us here at citydesk, with a little help from the Google people: 

You can use this map just like any other Google Map—zoom in and out, fly over, change the background to a street map, etc. If you don't know which district you are in, fly to your address and find out. Click on a colored legislative district to find out who your current lawmakers are... and Tuesday night, click again to find out who they will become.

We are autodiadactitating this over at BW, so if anyone has suggestions for tighter maps, please chime in...

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Twitter away on Election Day

Posted By on Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 9:23 PM

citydesk will be live all day on Tuesday, following the elections from a local, national and global perspective. We will have a bunch of good tools for you to use soon, but here's one we were just reading about and will definitely check out on Election Day.

Twitter Vote Report will be using the online service Twitter to get information on voting in every state. Voters can easily send messages to the service indicating long lines, anti-democratic practices or other problems at the polls (or, they can send in messages about how smoothly and pleasantly voting is going in their Zip code). It will all be updated real time, as in the map below from Idaho (where there is only one report so far, apparently... they are taking tweets on early voting too, folks).

Check back on Tuesday... we'll update the map for you. And read their site for info on how to use it... If you can't figure it out, post a comment here and we'll pass it on for you. Hey, BW Twitters too...

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