Friday, June 09, 2006

The 2006 Connecticut Election Wiki

I have been doing my best, with your help, to keep track of Connecticut candidates and local races. However, it's been difficult to do, since so much keeps happening all the time. Therefore, I'm pleased to announce that I've created a wiki for the express purpose of helping voters keep track of candidates in the 2006 Connecticut elections!

The address of the wiki is: http://ctelection2006.pbwiki.com/. I encourage you to go there and look around! I especially encourage you to add as much content as you can manage. You, the committed political observers and activists, are the best resource this blog and this state has for information about the upcoming elections.

The list of candidates for House and Senate races is woefully inadequate. Please help by going to http://ctelection2006.pbwiki.com/, looking around to see what the style and content is like, and adding what you can. The password to edit the wiki is posted on the front page.

I am the administrator of the wiki, so I'd ask that you contact me if you see something that is inaccurate. I would also ask that you make your entries be as factual as possible. For example, the "Ned Lamont" entry could contain a lot of biased information, depending on who is doing the posting.

I'm excited about this, and I look forward to seeing what gets posted. If we succeed, http://ctelection2006.pbwiki.com/ will be one of the premier online sources of information about the upcoming election. I hope you'll at least go and look around!

2 comments:

bluecoat said...

GC: this is the first page of Project Vote Smart, which I found amusing, and you can click through it from there....once the candidiate filings are received from CT they post a short bio and link to among other things campaign financing and major endorsements...they also have a fairly comprehensive and well researched questionnaire on the state issues that they ask the candidiates to complete and post on line but completion last time around was very low...it should complement and maybe even help your work, I think....

bluecoat said...

Actually, they don't post endorsemants, just interest group ratings....