There is no question in my mind that one of the central forms of participation we have as US citizens is to vote. So for all my US friends and readers, get out and VOTE! I have my choice and I respect yours. But VOTE.
From a work perspective, it is wonderful to see how creatively people are using social media to encourage participation and do election observing. As someone who works internationally, election observers are an important role. Yet we’ve never had them in the US. And we HAVE had problems. So it is gratifying to see grass roots reporting. I’m not sure how it would hold up in court, but check out Twitter Vote Report » See it in action, and the Votereport Twitter stream.
So once again, if you are a registered US voter and you haven’t done it yet, GO VOTE!
Election Protection Resources
If you’re experiencing difficulty voting and would like to request assistance from the Election Protection Coalition, contact 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA.