[development] Any Drupal modules for online voter guides?

George Dawson georgedwsn at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 17:24:20 UTC 2014

Jamie makes some excellent suggestions, especially for resources like
Sunlight Foundation. Are you aware that you can pull in data from expert
sites to complement your own?

On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Jamie Holly <hovercrafter at earthlink.net>

>  I agree with George. As far as more advanced integration, that really
> depends on what you are wanting to do. Drupal is used heavily in government
> sites (including congressional). You might want to take a look at
> openpublic for some ideas:
> http://openpublicapp.com/
> For data, there is also the Sunlight Foundation module, which pulls in
> data from the numerous API's Sunlight Foundation offers:
> https://www.drupal.org/project/sunlight
> Jamie Hollyhttp://hollyit.net
> On 6/22/2014 1:10 PM, George Dawson wrote:
> What is the difference between a voter guide and a blog with the comments
> turned off? Seems to me that your solution is already built into Drupal. If
> you want an online poll, that is available as a module for Drupal. If you
> want a practice ballot, that could be done through themes and a simple
> form. This is really very simple, and could even be done without Drupal.
> Seems to me that the real challenge in this project is simply getting the
> content right. I suspect you would want position papers for the available
> candidates. Some character and work history might be in order.
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM, Steven Clift <slc at publicus.net> wrote:
>> We are working of this idea - http://bit.ly/openvoter - at
>> http://hackformn.org this weekend.
>> We will be working on this for the next 24 hours. As we have Drupal
>> developers/users on our team and I know lots of media sites use Drupal and
>> likely create voter guides, I am looking for any tips about available code
>> to leverage.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Steven Clift
>> E-Democracy.org
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