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

June Common Ground E-Newsletter

2014 June 12

The Daily Show

Vote Smart is often used by the media and we now have proof that the “#1 National News Show” depends on us.  Twice in May John Stewart’s program focused two of their segments on Vote Smart data and cited our name on screen

 We Have The Goods

You’re pretty sure you’ve got the goods when state governments call to ask if they can refer citizens to us, because our data on their elected officials and candidates is better than theirs.  You know you got the goods when the Federal Government is willing to pay for it. 

 Montana is the most recent state to give us that call and the Defense Department’s Federal Voting Assistance Program just offered Vote Smart $10,000 to use us.


Introducing Your 2014/15 Voter's Self-Defense Team!
It has taken 8,000 Champions of Freedom and two decades to build the nation’s Voter’s Self-Defense System. Here is the team that will take us across the finish line:

MT Office Staff 
Abigail McNeal 
  • North Carolina State University (NC State), in Raleigh, NC
  • I was drawn to Vote Smart because I am passionate about providing the public with unbiased, accurate information about candidates and elected officials. 
  • I work in the Political Courage Test Department, specifically working on and overseeing Quality Control (ie. tracking candidates and elections/election results, pretty much making sure that our website accurately reflects what's going on in each election at any given time)

Adelaide ...

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2014 April 24

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2014 February 06

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2013 December 17

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Senate Majority Exercises “Nuclear Option”

2013 December 12 - Key Votes

On November 21, 2013, the Senate voted 52-48 to amend the rules regarding confirmation of executive and judicial nominees.

November Common Ground E-Newsletter

2013 November 27

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Elections Aren't Just for Even Numbered Years

2013 November 06

It's Election Day! Well, for many of you it is.

Study finds critical need for Civic/Voter Education

2013 October 11

Ted McConnell, the Director for the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and about to be one of Vote Smart's new board members sent me the following information about a critically important report issued yesterday.

September Common Ground E-Newsletter

2013 October 10

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