Election 2009: Observers and moderators wanted…

First of the campaign

There are rumours doing the rounds on Facebook that Alliance were the first to have their posters out, as early as last Friday. But the first pictures that reached us were of Sinn Fein posters (we think) in the Falls Road area. In fact the campaign only started yesterday as the nominations began coming through to the Electoral Office yesterday. Now the Electoral Commission is calling for people and organisations to come forward to volunteer as Electoral Observers.Given the competitive nature of some of the debate here during election campaigns, Slugger is also recruiting for a small team of volunteer moderators to make sure that in the cut and thrust, the ball is rather more consistently played than the man

Oh yes, and we’ve started a Flickr group for the Euro Election campaign. Can I encourage those of the parties who are on their to include the group’s discussion space to let photographer’s know when you are planning a photo shoot and make sure you include them in your forward planning?

Provided you abide by the guidelines set down in any specific Creative Commons licence, you may be free to use them in your own campaigns..

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty