In 2000 and 2004, problems plagued the polls in different parts of the country: long lines, eligible voters turned away, voter intimidation, misallocation and malfunctioning of voting equipment. They were underreported on Election Day.
Days and weeks later, a more complete picture of voter disenfranchisement emergedóbut it was too late. The elections were over and the media had moved on.
Starting this election, citizen journalistsópeople like you and Iówill document problems as they occur. We'll play them online, spread word through blogs and partner websites, doing our part to make sure the full story of our elections is told.
As the saying goes - if you really want it done, DO IT YOURSELF!