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Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Election 2012: What’s the view from your city?

Hey, you, outside the Beltway bubble! We’re just a year away from the next presidential election. As Washington fixates on the campaign, we want to know what the mood is like in your part of the country.

Recent polls have underscored voters’ disconnect with — and anger toward — official Washington. So we figured we ought to get out of our Washington and come to yours. There are nearly 70 cities, towns and counties across the country named Washington, not counting all the Washington-inspired Heights, Groves and Terraces out there.

In the next year, Washington Post reporters will be visiting several of them (first stop: Washington, Ga.) to gauge voter sentiment and see what America looks like from the other Washingtons.

VIDEO: Bitterly divided Washington, Ga. reflects discord in nation’s capital

Do you live in a city or town named Washington?

While we can’t visit every Washington, we hope you can help us plot our course. Tell us about the issues facing voters in your Washington and what the presidential candidates should be doing to win your support by filling out this form. Our reporters may contact you for more details.

If you don’t live in Washington, we still want your perspectives. Find out how to share your stories with the “Views ” team after the jump.

What is the view in _______?

Fill in the blank! Tell us what the view is like where you live by sending us your Tweets and photos. We will share your stories with our readers next week, with our first official dispatch from Washington, Georgia. To participate, please include the following elements:

1. The hashtag #ViewsFrom (including this tag gives us permission to publish your comment or photo on our site)
2. Your zip code (so we can map your view)
3. An explanation of your view — what is the state of jobs, health care, schools, government services or anything else on your mind in your community? If you send us a photo, include this in your caption.

Ready to share?

Send us a Tweet

For example: “Washington, D.C., is all Herman Cain all the time. #ViewsFrom #20071.”

Send us a Photo

If you use Flickr or Instagram, tag your photos with #ViewsFrom and your zipcode as a hashtag (example: #20071). In Flickr, you can do this in the tags field. In Instagram, use the caption/comment field to add your tags. Remember both tags.

Please make sure your photos are set to be viewed publicly or we will not receive them. By submitting a photo to us, as outlined above, you are agreeing that you have permission to submit the photo and that we may distribute it. Submissions may be used on washingtonpost.com or in the newspaper.

Please remember that tagging is the step that sends your photos to us. If you don’t tag your photos or tweets properly, we will not be able to display them.

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