Election day is a wonderful day for data. There are so many numbers. How many people are voting. How many Republicans are voting. How many Democrats are voting. How many young people are voting. How many old people are voting. You get the picture. And that’s before you even get to the results.
It’s a great day for media outlets to showcase their tools and data specialists. In preparation for Tuesday, November 4, The New York Times has pulled together a national list of races and referenda. It is a lengthy list, but it has anchor tags and a drop down list to allow you to jump to specific states.
The promise has been made that on election day – and more likely, election night – this page will update continuously. It’s unclear presently how those results will be displayed, but the template has been built. It will be fun to see how it plays out – the data, not the races. Though there are plenty of exciting races, too.