Adding a new layer on top of the existing features that make Newsvine one of the best places on the web to discuss politics, we're proud to present ElectionVine - a distributed election poll that allows you to host your own election, anywhere around the web in just a few minutes. If you're into influencing, rather than hosting your own election, you'll only have to vote once per month to have your vote carried across every site that you visit that uses ElectionVine, making this one of the simplest, most powerful polling methods available.
ElectionVine is a first of its kind. Installing it is as easy as selecting a few options, then copying and pasting a snippet of code into your site's sidebar. In just a few minutes, you'll begin collecting valuable insight into your readers' opinions during the run-up to the 2008 US Presidential election. How cool is that?!
Customizing ElectionVine for your site involves:
- Style your ElectionVine module to match your site
- Choose a candidate to endorse (or leave it blank)
- Choose to display either your site's results, or all ElectionVine results by default
.... we bet you were expecting more. Nope, it's really that simple!
Running ElectionVine on your column is even easier. Just click customize column and switch the ElectionVine module on. Done!
All ElectionVine data will be aggregated, and available at ElectionVine HQ. There, you can view the Leaderboard in a few different ways - including 'most votes' (for Democrats, Republicans or All), or 'most recent votes'.
ElectionVine HQ will be a great place to see which sites across the web have the most influence when it comes to the race for the White House, and promises to be a grassroots counterbalance to the traditional polls conducted by the mainstream media.