A Free Way to Support Political Math

Vote for me!

Over the last few months, a number of people have asked how they can support me. I know that, for most people, times are tough and money is tight, so here is a fantastic way to support what I do.

This is not my “real” job… it’s just a hobby. And a hobby that is not particularly profitable. In my “real” job, I work as a software designer and my big conference of the year is coming up. The cost of going to the conference is fairly steep (in the $2000 range) but I can get nearly all those costs covered by Microsoft if I speak at the conference.

The conference has an “Open Call” for sessions and the winners will be determined by an online vote that is open from now until January 15th. I’ve submitted a session where I’ll talk about creating information visualizations and if my session is voted in the top 10, I get to go. So, please, go and vote for me.

The process is simple. Click on the link, click “Add to Ballot” and then click “Submit Your Ballot”. It’s like donating directly to my bank account at no cost to yourself. You can also vote multiple times from different computers. And your friends can vote.

I don’t like to bleg… I know that my readers are not here so that I can get cool things. But I would appreciate the token, if you can spare a minute of your time.



  1. Ryan says:

    “You can also vote multiple times from different computers.”

    Nice. ; )

    Oh, and I voted. Once for now, maybe more if you’re suffering in the polls. I really feel like there’s an ACORN joke hidden in here somewhere, but the punch line isn’t coming to me.

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  3. Al says:

    “I don’t like to bleg”…. Is that slang for blog beg.

    Ok, I’ll go votes now.

  4. politicalmath says:

    Yep… “bleg” is slang for blog beg. And thank you so much! The way I figure, I’m a shoe-in if I can get 400 votes, so every vote is worth $5 dollars.

    Of course, the more votes there are the less each respective vote is worth, so I guess there is a certain economy of vote inflation going on here, but…

    I’m overthinking this, aren’t I?

  5. John says:

    I love the information that you provide and the dedication you show to your craft. Hope you get into the conference! Keep up the good work, as a poli sci student and college talk show host I use your info all the time!

  6. sybilll says:

    Glad to do it!

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  8. Al says:

    Just voted from another pc. BTW, if you have both Mozzila & IE on your puter you can submit a vote from each per computer.

  9. wildwillyc says:

    Done, and soon done again. πŸ™‚
    Good luck. Your panel topic is genuinely interesting, hope it flies.