News is obviously accessed faster by the masses than it ever has been.
This will impact elections as alongside online information is online communication.
Poll predictions, scandalous information, knee jerk reactions, factual information and personal opinions are now mixed and spread instantly.
The effects of this? I'm not sure it will have much effect unless more people actually vote.
In the European elections, I watched on twitter as UKIP were slaughtered by the masses, and if it alone were to believed, UKIP would not get a single vote. That didn't quite happen.
Was social media responsible for pacifying people into thinking that they didn't need to vote as their option would probably get it anyway?