Voice of America (VOA) this week launched www.USAVotes2008.com, an interactive election website offering an online meeting place where visitors worldwide can learn more about the historic US presidential contest.
“The website is tailored to meet the diverse needs of our international audience,” said VOA Director Danforth W Austin. “By engaging our online visitors directly, we hope to increase understanding about the US electoral process and to respond to the tremendous interest this presidential election has generated throughout the world.”
The site covers the entire US presidential election process: the primaries, the Democratic and Republican Presidential Nominating Conventions, the November elections, and the first hundred days after the inauguration.
Online visitors can interact with VOA and others in the global community through discussion groups and election-related polls and can share audio and video files and photographs with friends.
Special sections highlight the presidential candidates in the 2008 US elections as well as key issues of concern among the US electorate, including foreign policy, immigration, health care, energy, and the economy. An electoral process timeline tracks the election process and an interactive slideshow provides facts about all US presidents from George Washington to George W Bush.
VOA is promoting the new website on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitterand is planning to expand it to other languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, and Persian.
(Source: Voice of America)