Tuesday, November 4, 2014

VoteSmart.org for Candidate and Issue Information

Election Day! Just heard about a great resource for voters! VoteSmart.org compiles information on candidates and issues across the country.

Through their "Vote Easy" tool you can pull up those in your zip code to find out which candidates "are most like you." Through their "Politcal Galaxy" tool find out the complete background on a politician, including links to speeches! You can even set up a current awareness alert through "MyVoteSmart."

Information offered through Project Vote Smart is gathered by "thousands of citizens (conservative and liberal alike) working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations of them generated by over 100 competing special interest groups." Furthermore "No one can join Vote Smart's board without a political opposite."

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