Candidates for political office are aggressively using technology and social media to engage with voters this fall in overwhelming numbers. Nearly 82 percent of candidates who were on the ballot this fall (in August primary) in Wisconsin have some form of an online presence – be it with a website, a Facebook page or a Twitter account.
Based on an online survey of candidates’ names and registered committees, Wired Wisconsin conducted an assessment to see just how candidates for elected office in Wisconsin are using websites, Facebook, and Twitter to engage voters. The report was based on publicly searchable information about the candidates, and may not reflect the candidates’ actual social media engagement. The information was collected over a two-week period from June 25 to July 6, 2012.
The information provides a vivid snapshot of the current state of what is readily available to the average voter as he or she prepares to walk into the polls this November. This information was updated on September 14, 2012 to reflect the winners of the primary races.
To view the full report, click here.