2012 February 07
Find Your Presidential Soul Mate
Our award-winning interactive tool VoteEasy was recently launched for the 2012 election season, allowing voters to instantly see which presidential candidate best aligns with their views on issues such as the budget, health care, and national security.
Read what users are saying:
“This is awesome!! If you are not sure who you want to vote for or just want to make sure check it out, you can also learn a little along the way.”
“Demystifies the voting process and makes it accessible and informative.”
“Great resource for HS students preparing to vote for the first time or for anyone in need of basic politics refresh.”
“Pretty cool site breaking down some of the hot button issues for the upcoming election and assigns values to figure out which candidate shares your views most closely.”
As reported by KOTA-TV in Rapid City, SD, teacher Tamara Klein says VoteEasy “is now her number one tool in the classroom,” as she tries to introduce her ninth graders to the world of presidential politics.
Later this year we will also be adding 2012 congressional candidates to the tool, allowing voters to find their “perfect match” on the state-level too. Do you want to be notified as soon as your state’s congressional candidates are added? Simply visit VoteEasy, click on “Congressional Election” in the top-left corner, find your state, and submit your email address.
We would love to hear your feedback on VoteEasy, so please send your ...
2012 January 31
It's time for every thinking American to saddle up and fight for that most precious component in our struggle to self govern, our right to know.
2012 January 20
The South Carolina Republican Presidential Preference Primary is scheduled for Saturday, January, 21st and while in most of our minds there are only four candidates still vying for the GOP nomination, one look at the ballot will tell a slightly different story.
2012 January 11
It was unclear what might be done to ensure that citizens had at least one independent source to easily acquire accurate information, but what we eventually decided upon remains the heart of Project Vote Smart today.
2012 January 09
We released the 2012 Political Courage Test results today for Oregon's special election showing neither major party congressional candidate running for the state's 1st Congressional District seat was willing to answer even the most basic issue-related questions addressed inside the Test.
2012 January 05
As expected, the Iowa Caucus, the first nominating contest of the 2012 election season, proved to shake things up inside the GOP race.
2011 December 15
Give a gift membership to Vote Smart and help us keep our politicians honest – can a sweater do that?
2011 December 12
Special elections typically are a result of unusual circumstances, scandal, or tragedy, and the race for Oregon's 1st Congressional district is no exception.
2011 December 08
"...an increase in the amount of tomato paste required for the paste to be considered a serving of vegetables." Do you agree?
2011 December 07
There is one issue that only pops up every decade with noticeable consequences, and that issue is redistricting.