We want your Election Day reports

  • Follow Elections

After you cast your vote, share your experience with your community.

We're looking to you to help populate an online map identifying problems at the polls Tuesday. The community will report issues at polling places; we'll also be listening and reporting on major issues you've helped identify.

Here's how it works: We've set up a page on Crowdmap, located at augvote2010.crowdmap.com. We receive information for the map through various channels: e-mails sent to augvote@gmail.com, tweets with the hashtag #augvote and the webform located at augvote2010.crowdmap.com.

The information must contain the polling location, the issue and any details. You can add a photo or video. The categories of problems include but aren't limited to: long wait, voting machine problem, refused a ballot and campaigning at polls.

Approved reports will show up on the map and in the list of reports. You'll also see a category called "trusted reports" -- if you see that category on the map, it means a news story has been written about that location. The report will have a link to the news story. You'll see some links on the side of the Crowdmap page, but you'll find full election coverage at augustachronicle.com.

Share your thoughts over e-mail or on Twitter after you try it out Tuesday.

I'd love to hear feedback on this first-time project.

We're not the only ones trying new things for elections. The Richmond County Board of Elections is tweeting wait times. Its Twitter handle is @ARCBOE.

If you're on Foursquare, voting Tuesday can get you a badge. The location-based social network will also show a map of people checking in to vote at elections.foursquare.com. The map goes live Tuesday.

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Dixieman 11/01/10 - 11:31 am
You want my report? Okay,

You want my report? Okay, lessee, my report, my report...um, got it here somewhere. Now where did I put that - ah, yes, here it is wedged behind the electronic voting machine, must have fallen down: 'Pubbies romp, 'Dims cast into the outer darkness despite their efforts to steal election by tampering with voting machines.
Also, as Woody Allen said, "More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly."

acstrauss 11/01/10 - 10:20 am
During the primary this year

During the primary this year in Aiken County, I went to vote and they told me that I already voted. It turned out to be human error. My name was next to this person's in the computer. They had trouble figuring out who it was because they could not read his signature. Took about 20 minutes to sort out. I was not too happy.

ReformedRepub 11/01/10 - 12:28 pm
This is too ludicrous...it is

This is too ludicrous...it is to laugh! HA! I'd say Republicans are scared they may be wrong...

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