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The Voter’s Speakeasy featuring unbiased reporting and insight into life at Project Vote Smart from our staff, interns, and volunteers.

December Common Ground E-Newsletter

2012 December 14

Happy Holidays from POTUS, Abigail, Richard & Adelaide


Senior Advisor, Adelaide Kimball with Project Vote Smart's mascots, POTUS and Abigail...

Q & A with Katy Dupre, Research Director 

As many of you have already heard, we're making big changes here at Vote Smart for the coming year. Among the new changes, we've named Katy Dupre our new research director. Hannah Stewart of the Development and Communications department did a brief interview with Katy to give you all a chance to get to know her and some of her visions for the department.

What originally got you interested in working at Project Vote Smart?

I started working at Project Vote Smart just after receiving my master's degree in political science from the University of New Orleans. My graduate work centered around the effect that the national televised medium had on political knowledge, at the individual level. The new level of interest and knowledge I gained from my master's work really led me to Vote Smart and it's mission.

What department did you work in before becoming Research Director?

I've worked in various departments – The Political Courage Test, Quality Control and Communications. But my focus has been in the research department since September 2011.

What particular aspect of your new role were you excited to take on?

I'm excited to help strengthen the relationships that we have with our partner organizations that are directly related to the research department, like the National Institute on Money in State Politics and Center for ...

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Love the Work Vote Smart Does? Be a Part of It!

2012 November 30

Are you a student or recent graduate interested in contributing to Project Vote Smart's mission of providing factual, free and unbiased information on your elected officials? Then our National Internship Program is for you! 

North Carolina Legislative Wrap-Up

2012 November 28

The North Carolina General Assembly has biennial sessions with a regular long session in odd years and a short session held on even years.

November Common Ground E-Newsletter

2012 November 21

Read our November Common Ground E-Newsletter here...

Same-Sex Marriage Wrap-Up

2012 November 19

Over the past few years, the country has witnessed an abundance of legislation on both the state and national levels regarding same-sex marriage.

The Election is Over, But We're not Done!

2012 November 16

During the 2012 election cycle, 1.5 million NEW users discovered Vote Smart adding to the millions already "voting smart." 

Intern Spotlight: Laura Diamond

2012 November 15

Learn more about interning at the Project Vote Smart ranch...

Can I register to vote today?

2012 November 06

Find out if your state allows for same-day registration.

Undecided Voters can VoteEasy!

2012 November 02

Vote Smart announces today their added technological capacity which is now sufficient to handle the millions of undecided voters expected to use its award-winning candidate match tool, VoteEasy. 

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