UPDATE: Registration for this survey is now closed. A big thanks to the thousand people who signed up to be a part of it.
WASHINGTON -- Thursday night's vice presidential debate begins long after Big Bird's bedtime, but we suspect many HuffPost readers will be up and watching. For the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican nominee Paul Ryan, we're unveiling a new feature that will instantly poll two pre-selected panels of readers to get immediate feedback about the state of the debate.
One of those will represent the general public and is being recruited by our partner in the project, Over The Shoulder, which specializes in rapid focus groups with smartphone users.
The other panel is being recruited by us, and will be made up of HuffPost readers. If you want to participate, you'll need 1) the desire and ability to watch the whole debate live 2) a new app on your smartphone and 3) to be one of the first 1,200 people to sign up. (We're not selling your email address, by the way.)
So click here to answer a few questions about your political leanings and download the app you'll need. You'll be sent a question roughly once every 15 minutes throughout the debate, typically multiple choice, but occasionally open-ended.
We'll publish results from the survey in real time on Thursday night.