Politicalweb.info was produced by researchers under the direction of Kirsten Foot at the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement, University of Washington, and at the SUNY Institute of Technology, as part of a broader project investigating the role of the Internet in the 2002 elections.
The project is sponsored by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts and is in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive. The project focused on:
- Identification and daily collection of about 3,000 election-relevant sites over a 120-day period.
- Reports and analysis of the 2002 Election Web Sphere.
- Publicly accessible archive of candidate web sites.