In the unlikely chance you haven’t noticed, it’s Election Day in the United States. For the past few months, we’ve been sharing resources from the commons to help you get informed, get excited, and most importantly, get voting!
Below are some of our favorite election related resources from this year from the commons:
- Our profile of Creative Commons political photographer Gage Skidmore
- How to Vote in Every State: A project by Vlog Brothers
- Get Your Friends to Register to Vote: by CC board member Ben Adida
- The Conversation’s CC-licensed news coverage
- Internet Archive’s Political Ad archive
- An open source dataset of polling information from Pierre-Antoine Kremp
- We’ll miss President Barack Obama’s often CC-licensed Flickr page
- The Wikipedia articles that list the political stances of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
- Coral Project’s open source “Tell our next president” feature to encourage voters to share their feelings about the election.
- Emergency Kitten, a website that delivers a CC licensed photo of a kitten every time the page is refreshed, which is a perfect antidote to election news fatigue.
Open knowledge and intellectual freedom have been key issues this primary season. Creative Commons is proud to provide the tools to release the world’s knowledge through equitability and accessibility. We stand with the American people as they cast their votes today.