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November Common Ground E-Newsletter
Nov. 21, 2012, 12:14 p.m.

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

The Election is Over, But We're not Done!
Nov. 16, 2012, 8:17 a.m.

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

Can I register to vote today?
Nov. 6, 2012, 12:05 p.m.

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

Undecided Voters can VoteEasy!
Nov. 2, 2012, 8:27 a.m.

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. 

Candidates Flunk 20-Year Study of Political Courage
Oct. 29, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

A  20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues

Vote Perfect with VoteEasy
Oct. 22, 2012, 8:18 a.m.

VoteEasy is now available for voters in all 50 states.

October Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 21, 2012, 8:41 a.m.

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VoteEasy Tool Launched in New York
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Delaware
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:03 p.m.


VoteEasy Tool Launched in Maryland
Oct. 18, 2012, 2 p.m.


VoteEasy Tool Launched in Texas
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:56 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Pennsylvania
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:53 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Illinois
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:50 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Louisiana
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:48 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Michigan
Oct. 18, 2012, 1:43 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Florida
Oct. 11, 2012, 8:11 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Rhode Island
Oct. 9, 2012, 4:04 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Massachusetts
Oct. 8, 2012, 4:57 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Vermont
Oct. 8, 2012, 4:51 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Hampshire
Oct. 8, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Alaska
Oct. 8, 2012, 9:11 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Arizona
Oct. 8, 2012, 9:07 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Wisconsin
Oct. 1, 2012, 11:29 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Wyoming
Oct. 1, 2012, 11:17 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Minnesota
Oct. 1, 2012, 9:49 a.m.

September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Sept. 28, 2012, 3:04 p.m.

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Do your candidates have political courage?
Sept. 28, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

Find out if your state-level candidates have shown courage in their 2012 campaigns. 

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Connecticut
Sept. 25, 2012, 12:04 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Virginia
Sept. 25, 2012, 12:01 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Jersey
Sept. 25, 2012, 11:57 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Ohio
Sept. 25, 2012, 11:51 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Mississippi
Sept. 24, 2012, 9:01 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Tennessee
Sept. 20, 2012, 10:20 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Hawaii
Sept. 20, 2012, 10:14 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Alabama
Sept. 20, 2012, 10:11 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Washington
Sept. 19, 2012, 11:29 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Missouri
Sept. 19, 2012, 11:26 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in California
Sept. 17, 2012, 11:31 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Kansas
Sept. 17, 2012, 8:37 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Georgia
Sept. 17, 2012, 8:34 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Oklahoma
Sept. 12, 2012, 3:05 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Utah
Sept. 12, 2012, 3 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Colorado
Sept. 12, 2012, 2:51 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Nevada
Sept. 11, 2012, 11:15 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Iowa
Sept. 11, 2012, 11:11 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Montana
Sept. 7, 2012, 10:03 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Mexico
Sept. 5, 2012, 3:36 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in South Carolina
Sept. 5, 2012, 3:33 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in South Dakota
Sept. 5, 2012, 10:34 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in North Dakota
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:08 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Maine
Sept. 4, 2012, 4:04 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Arkansas
Aug. 29, 2012, 4:17 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Kentucky
Aug. 28, 2012, 4:16 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Oregon
Aug. 28, 2012, 4:12 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Nebraska
Aug. 28, 2012, 8:19 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in West Virginia
Aug. 28, 2012, 8:15 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Indiana
Aug. 22, 2012, 4:42 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in North Carolina
Aug. 22, 2012, 4:28 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Idaho
Aug. 22, 2012, 9:20 a.m.

All About the Vice-Presidential Candidates
Aug. 16, 2012, 3:35 p.m.

For those of you living under rocks, Mitt Romney announced his running mate last Saturday – Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan. You've probably heard a fair amount about Ryan, probably about his time spent as chair of the House Budget committee, and the budget proposal he crafted. But what about the information voters really want to know, like the fact that he's a fan of Monty Python*? At votesmart.org you can find out all you need to know (and more) about both vice-presidential contenders.

Vote Smart Olympics 2012
July 27, 2012, 8:54 a.m.

The opening ceremony for the 2012 summer Olympics officially begins on Friday July 27th, but here at Project Vote Smart we’re interested in a different race – the Presidential Election.  And while the 10,500 athletes are proudly representing their respective countries, Project Vote Smart staff and interns are hard at work researching the over 40,000 candidates and officials fighting to represent us.

 

Get Smart on Defense
July 18, 2012, 9:02 a.m.

At votesmart.org you can find out how your representatives feel about defense and defense spending in a few different ways: 

May Common Ground E-Newsletter
May 17, 2012, 12:17 p.m.

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Who is Keith Russell Judd?
May 10, 2012, 5:34 p.m.

As media outlets and bloggers scrambled to find the back story on Democratic Presidential Primary Candidate Keith Judd, who won a surprising 41% of the vote in a West Virginia primary, against his more well-known and better-funded opponent, President Barack Obama, it began to emerge that only one (very) reputable source had bothered to reach out to this possible nominee – us. 

MTV and Project Vote Smart to launch "Fantasy Election '12"
April 24, 2012, 9:24 a.m.

Project Vote Smart is teaming up with MTV to launch a desktop and mobile game where points will be earned through information provided by PVS and other organizations, and candidates will be rewarded if they choose to participate in our "Political Courage Test"

March Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 15, 2012, 2:05 p.m.

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Going for broke: could GOP convention elect nominee?
March 5, 2012, 12:54 p.m.

What if, following Super Tuesday, all four GOP candidates are still in the game and no clear frontrunner has emerged? 

Challenges in Arizona: the Special Election in CD-8
Feb. 14, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

Following the resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona was faced with a unique situation in holding elections to replace the former Congresswoman.

Common Ground E-Newsletter, February
Feb. 7, 2012, 9:38 a.m.

GOP field narrowing, but are candidates really gone?
Jan. 20, 2012, 10:49 a.m.

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. 

Oregon major party candidates lacking political courage
Jan. 9, 2012, 8:33 a.m.

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.

Iowa has spoken
Jan. 5, 2012, 8:16 a.m.

As expected, the Iowa Caucus, the first nominating contest of the 2012 election season, proved to shake things up inside the GOP race.

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