FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
To our Commentary and News Release List™
Tuesday, November 07, 2000
For Immediate Release;
Contact Robert Colaco, National Chairman of Citizens For A Better America ®
Citizens For A Better America ® offers a fast on-line way to get to those election results for other seats in addition to President.
NEWS RELEASE: Citizens For A Better America ® offers a fast on-line way to get to those election results for other seats in addition to President.
Citizens For A Better America ® has done the work for you. Just, come to the following page on our Internet Web Site: http://www.CFABA.org/cf26001.htm [moved to CFABA.ORG State Election Sites
www.cfaba.org/cf08002.htm ] Then pick your state and click, you will be right there where the action is.
Again this year we have seen a huge increase in the number of states that are providing on-line election results. These results are posted on-line just as fast as they are provided for the News Media. No more waiting for the News Media to scroll-by
the election you want to know about.
Citizens For A Better America ® applauds not only the states across the nation that have gone on-line with election information but also the counties and cities that have decided to go on-line. “We have seen many of these states go from nothing to
full-fledged on-line services for the voters,” said Gail Colaco, Web designer for Citizens For A Better America ®. “I hope they will keep moving forward and use the Internet to its fullest potential. Currently it is a hodgepodge with some states giving
voters, candidate information which includes e-mail and web address, while others providing mapping down to the precinct level, but give very limited candidate information.”
When asked by CFABA.ORG what can we expect our state, county and city governments to provide for us, Gail Colaco, Web designer for CFABA.ORG said, “Right now,
any state out there could reasonably provide, on-line, a complete List of candidates (not in PDF) with their full contact information including e-mail and web address if they would just ask the candidates for that information when they file to run for
office. That way, voters would be able to have more interaction with the candidates early in the election period. Also with a little effort they could provide maps of the various districts, down to school boards and city council if they wanted to. This
would help voters know who represents them as well as who else lives in the district. Another service they can provide voters, is the election laws for their state. They can put voter information, information on how to run for office, as well as the
actual text of the law for us to see for ourselves what it says. Many states do some of these things already but not one provides them all, but right now with the technology we have, they could."
Providing this information would also level the playing field a little, by giving smaller campaigns the same visibility as the big ones. Of course, this may be the reason why we see it taking so long to get this election information on the Internet.
We have been told by various states that it would take an act of the legislature to enable them to be able to gather the information in the first place. They need to be authorized before they can ask the candidates for their e-mail and web addresses and
before they can publish it. For the states, to be fair to both the voters and the candidates alike, we need to do just that, and get this information on-line.
Using this technology can increase not only voter confidence but also voter involvement, especially among younger voters. You might be surprised though how many senior voters use the Internet. According to many reports the fastest growing segment of
new users is, senior citizens. They have discovered e-mail, a fast, free and easy way to keep in contact with their families and friends. Also, most public libraries now make computers available at their branches, and many offer Internet access as well,
so it is not just for those who can afford a computer anymore. The Internet is one way we can regain voter confidence and involvement, lets use it.
We encourage the various states, as well as counties and cities across this great land, to keep up the good work and to keep pressing forward and do even more during the next election cycle. “They can ask themselves what services do we provide to
those who walk into our office and can we put it on the Internet, for free,” said Gail Colaco.
Again, go to http://www.CFABA.org/cf26001.htm" [moved to CFABA.ORG State Election Sites www.cfaba.org/cf08002.htm ] and take advantage of these on-line Election Results web sites and do drop their web designers an e-mail
telling them what a good job they have done. And, if you wish you can send carbon copy (CC) to HQ@CFABA.org
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