Articles Flowchart: Is it Too Early to Tune In to the Election? Confession: We haven't started caring about the presidential race yet. Dylan C. Lathrop Ann Friedman 08.22.11 Election day is more than a year away and already the headlines are dominated by candidate coverage. If you're anything like us, you haven't fully tuned in yet. Is it time for you to start paying attention? Follow our flowchart to find out.