Asheville Citizen-Times sportswriter and columnist Keith Jarrett has the info on his blog:
Months ahead of the actual election, the Asheville Tourists are giving fans of both baseball and politics a chance to vote on their preference to be the next resident of the White House.
At the Aug. 18 home game vs. Greenville (a 6:05 p.m. start), the Tourists will give away 500 bobbleheads of both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, and fans can “vote” for their guy by selecting the bobblehead of their choice.
The winner will be decided by whose supply of bobbleheads is exhausted first.
The Bobblelection is a promotion of The Goldklang Group, the group that owns the Charleston RiverDogs. More from the RiverDogs website:
The bobbles, only a tad stiffer than their human counterparts, will plead their case to be crowned BOBBLECTION™ 2012 winners, thereby making it easier for those who make big money predicting the presidential outcome.
From August 6-30, fans will cast their votes in 10 different ballpark polls as part of BOBBLECTION™ 2012. This year’s event features the largest polling sample to date as the five Goldklang Group teams (Charleston RiverDogs, Ft. Myers Miracle, Hudson Valley Renegades, Pittsfield Suns and St. Paul Saints) will be joined by the Asheville Tourists, Hickory Crawdads, and Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League along with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks and the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association.
Fans’ bobblehead choices will help national pollsters gain a feel for each state’s electorate. In addition, the website www.bobblection.com has been launched to follow and track all polling.
“This year The Goldklang Group wanted to grow the event and have included teams from other leagues,” said Charleston RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. “This year, with the addition of the official Bobblection website, fans from throughout the country can track and see results from all of the ballparks.”