Thursday, October 14, 2010
Join the iReport Election Project!

 

When it comes down to it, there are two sweeping stories in this year's midterm U.S. elections: the local races and the mood of the voters overall. They're huge stories, and ones that CNN is canvassing the country to cover. The iReport Election Project, which is a special part of the new CNN Election App, invites you to take part.

 

The idea is really simple: take a quiz to determine your political ID, then work through a series of iReport challenges leading up to Election Day. Each one is designed to help get at the heart of what's driving the vote this year. Want to take part? All you have to do is download the app (it's available for Android, Blackberry and iPhone), take the quiz, and start iReporting.

 

Here on CNN.com, we'll be featuring the results of the iReport Election Project and sharing what we learn. For example, since the app launched yesterday morning, more than 900 people have joined in. A few things we know already from early contributors (as of 9 a.m. ET Thursday):

 

The economy ranks highest among issues people say matter most in this year's election. Education is a distant second.

 

That pattern of issue importance holds true across the political spectrum. The most popular top issue for contributors who identified as Republicans is the economy followed by education. Same for Democrats and for Independents.

 

Look for this info and more from the iReport Election Project to show up in surprising new ways throughout CNN's coverage of the elections as we get closer to Nov. 2. In the meantime, download the app, join in, and tell us where you stand!

15 Comments
October 14, 2010
Click to view larena's profile

great thanks lila

October 15, 2010
Click to view hbrinkhuis's profile

I Voted yesterday in Aseboro Nc and  found it a very simple ballot on the front page and I just blacken the dot for strait Republican,because I Am fed up with the Democrats big spending like bank bailouts,automobile bailout etc. why they are not bailing out the poor people for a chance they need it more than those lousy big banks and financial institutions.

I Hpoe the Republicans  can get America go forward again

and start making American goods that will increase the jobs and economy. Thankyou for your time

October 15, 2010
Click to view hbrinkhuis's profile

wen the new congress takes over in November the first thing they have to do is impeach Obama,Pelose and Reid

that's number one priority Thanks

October 15, 2010
Click to view hbrinkhuis's profile

I Voted yesterday in Aseboro Nc and  found it a very simple ballot on the front page and I just blacken the dot for strait Republican,because I Am fed up with the Democrats big spending like bank bailouts,automobile bailout etc. why they are not bailing out the poor people for a chance they need it more than those lousy big banks and financial institutions.

I Hope the Republicans  can get America go forward again

and start making American goods that will increase the jobs and economy. Thankyou for your time

October 15, 2010
Click to view hbrinkhuis's profile

Just one other thing we are not getting a cost of living increase again inm 2011,because the democrats in congress and the administration of obama first gave them self a big raise. Now to all American voters wake up and

vote strit Republican.

October 19, 2010
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I think the world should understand the difference of the human nature we all human want from our government is to give us basic need like homes, food and water. these are basic needs and i hope to get for every human on Earth.

 

Muhammmad Ali

October 21, 2010
Click to view RuthofMA's profile

TO THOSE WHO VOTED OR PLAN TO VOTE REPUBLICAN

A Republican vote will be for dishonest liars who don't give a damn about anyone but themselves. Their 'economic' plans didn't work when Bush was president and got the USA into the worst economic crises since the Great Depression of the 1920's and 1930's.

 

Republicans don't care about the environment.Don't believe climate change is happening,although it is a scientific fact and happening all across the earth, killing millions.

 

A REPUBLICAN VOTE IS A VOTE FOR CERTAIN DISASTER ON MANY LEVELS!

October 24, 2010
Click to view Jerkngossip's profile

Everyone complains of how bad a president is instead of  how to help him solve problems, onces u get in d spotlight there is a spots ready to off the light..u dig.. who told u dat the people coming out is better if not worse than the present.. its funny how stupid  people are, and they say his antichrist.. did he tell you...everytime we let stupid things make us 4get.. I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH... also not 4getting Racism...Black has been made to look inferior...stupid blacks agree to it....well i might be wrong or right who knows, no one just like we don't know when or if this world will end...U DIG....The thing humans don't know is that everytime this is the same thing that happens when its time for elections...be wise...its in your hands...It's your choice to be stupid or not..OBAMA for PRESIDENT

October 24, 2010
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I could not wait to post this on politics. I just want to say it because I do not see any other person on here saying it. What the hell makes any damn body think that if the Republicans get in office on Nov 2 in the majority that they will give a damn about minorities? I don.t give a damn if they vote Obama out in the second term. People do not be fooled....these racist republicans and their kkk friends aint. gonna give a damn about any minorities.

 

You see all their asses on tv talking all that bullshit about Vote for Me and I am the one when deep down, they ain.t gonna do shit for blacks, hispanics, chinese, indians and any other non white person. The best thing we can do is vote for Obama, his crew because I ain.t young and believe me when I tell you...he has done more in two years than any other president besides Clinton in a long time. Republicans are hoping that you will forget that, but do not be fooled. They ain.t got no better answers either.

October 26, 2010
Click to view ecotraveler's profile

Thanks lila.

October 26, 2010
Click to view Parkerspight's profile

As Californian's are still struggling after a devastation resection.In November will face a old and potentially deadly threat ,Jerry Brown still in office.

October 26, 2010
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Why did we pay the President to work for four years and lead the country and all he is doing is cheer leading for his party rather than doing his job!!!

November 2, 2010
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It's so scary how quickly the USA forgets.  Remember Bush took over a record surplus (from Clinton) and added over $5 Trillion to our National Debt (doubling it and breaking the Debt clock).  Bush left the economy in tatters.  Obama has done a great job trying to fix it.  What is the GOP's solution? Tax cuts! How will giving more money away help?  It didn't before.  The only way is to invest in the future.  The UsA is on a rapid downward intellectual spiral.  First manuafacturing now technology jobs we outsourced.  Don't vote GOP...PS. The tea party are a complete joke.

November 2, 2010
Click to view whadaham's profile

Just got back from voting here in Owls Head NY: 6 Seniors were there in line when the poll opened at 6 AM! One lady i talked to fell into a discussion- I gave her my line "Elected officials are like diapers, they require frequent removal" and I got alot of nods.

November 2, 2010
Click to view Kennyt999's profile

n New Jersey, I was unable to cast my ballot as I intended in an electronic voting machine.

 

I went to the polls to exercise my right to vote, be part of the voter turnout, and to maintain my registration on the voter rolls as I do every year.

 

On the ballot in my district were 5 races including a congressional race. I could have voted in only one race and not had a problem. After much consideration I decided not to vote in any particular rce, but that is my right. As I said I want to exercise my right to enter the voting booth regardless if I vote for any one. The machine however would not let me "pull the lever" so to speak, as the button to cast the ballot would not register, presumably because I hadn't voted for any candidate.

 

Two poll workers who identified themselves as 1 Dem and 1 Republican asked to see the machine to make sure I had voted correctly . I refused as I am not a member of any political party.

 

I ended up having to vote on an emergency ballot, and after I had a county poll worker declared that the machine was working properly.

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