About.com Launches Election Section

    September 16, 2008

About.com has launched a political editorial section on its site focused on providing visitors information about the upcoming 2008 election.

The section called Election 08: Behind the Headlines features information on each of the presidential candidates, what people can do to participate in the upcoming election and opinions on the concerns voters have raised about Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain, along with other election topics.

About.com: Election 08

Along with the opinions and perspectives from About’s political writers, the site also features Voices on Change a blog written by Lahle Wolfe, About.com’s Guide to Women in Business, and LaToya Irby, the sites Guide to Credit writer.

"This has been widely cited by each of the candidates as a change election," said Sylvia Barsotti, editorial director, About.com.

"Through our editorial special, we’re hoping to help readers decide what kind of change they want and which candidate is more likely to deliver that change."

About has also introduced a State Races And Local Issues section that focuses local political races and issues like will the Democrats remain in control of Congress and which House and Senate races to watch.

Visitors to the site will also be able to ask election related questions to bloggers and writers, along with expressing their opinions in forums, vote in polls and participate in election quizzes.