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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.

But There's More. . .

2012 December 22

There's still time to make your 2013 Membership contribution before the Dec. 31st tax deadline! 


So you know where your congressman stands on the health care debate, but do you know what they said about health care in 2001? Maybe they've made transportation their pet issue this session, but do you know how your state legislator voted on transportation issues in their first term? Do you know the senate outcome of the Legal Reform Bill of 1995? If you don't know, it's OK...because we do!

Every day we're working updating information on all elected officials, and processing voting records, interest group ratings, public statements and more. All dating back to when your official first took office. You can research the political history of your representative with speeches dating back to 1998, and our Key Vote summaries dating back as far as 1992.
All of this information is available at with just a few clicks or by calling 1-888-VOTE-SMART where you'll get your own personal researcher to help you find the information you need. And now you can sign up for MyVotesmart to save your search information, get updates on your representatives, what they're voting on, and more!

But we don't want you to forget that also has a wealth of other kinds of information too...
If your knowledge of American Government could use a refresher, then we have educational resources available in our Government 101 section. Whether you want ...

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December Common Ground E-Newsletter

2012 December 14

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

2012 December 01

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.

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