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Archiving local political websites


https://www.savingpoliticalsites.org/

Websites for local candidates disappear after elections. We’re going to save them.

Websites for local candidates disappear after elections. Each year, thousands of people run for local political offices across the United States. Many of them create websites and social media sites to reach potential voters. But after each election cycle, thousands of these websites disappear from the web.

We’re going to save them. If these sites aren’t archived, we lose important digital artifacts from an election cycle — ones that are useful for future journalists, researchers and historians. With tools like the Wayback Machine and groups like the Archive Team, we can ensure that these sites are scooped up before they’re lost forever.

Organization Type: Academic or research organization
Status: Active
Last Modified: 2022-10-18 00:00:00

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