With the 2008 presidential election just around the corner, political news is continuing to grow more important to U.S. voters. In fact, more than a third of Americans (that's more than 100 million people!) are expected to turn to the Internet for their election information in the coming year.

To make accessing this information easier, we have created an elections gadget that will help people stay up-to-date on the latest campaign maps, news, videos and blog posts from the election trail. Add the gadget to your iGoogle homepage to follow the race. You can choose the candidates you want to follow, or keep tabs on them all.

Make sure to check out the maps tab of this gadget to view candidate event trails. Try searching for your own city or state to see which presidential hopeful will be campaigning near you!