About Election Season

How candidates present themselves and use technology as part of their political campaigns fascinates me. In 2015, I began screencapturing candidate websites and social media profiles. More recently, this site now includes resources and tutorials on how to build and maintain a political campaign site, in part based on working on a range of sites for local races.

When using this site's resources, keep in mind that:

  • Your mileage may vary, as the needs, goals, and budget of each campaign is unique
  • While there is platform specific content (example: WordPress), there is relevant content for sites built on other platforms (examples: Wix and Squarespace) as well as campaign-centric platforms (example: NationBuilder)
  • This site does not offer detailed information or advice about local, state, or federal laws that may impact your campaign. At times, there may be hints, such as to include appropriate “paid for language” on one’s site.
  • Do your own due diligence. Items listed on the site — especially links to other service providers or services — do not equal endorsements.


The methodology for capturing candidate sites has changed over time. A mixture of open source, commercially available, and proprietary tools are used.

When taking screen captures, efforts are made to remember to clear the browser's cache and incognito mode. However, some screen captures are captured via automations and which may not clear the cache. This explains why some screenshots are not available: Technology used to power a campaign site may prevent automated processes from capturing content.

Some Facebook pages — like pages show advertising details — are only available after being logged into the site.

Technology Powering This Site

Original versions of this site relied on WordPress. In 2019, the site was moved to Webflow.