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We tell the truth, we don't take sides, and we need your help

By making a contribution to Project Vote Smart, you'll join us in our commitment to providing factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans. As a 501(c)(3) educational organization, we are funded exclusively through contributions from private citizens just like you, and philanthropic foundations. We do not accept contributions from any special interests, corporations, or other organizations that lobby, support or oppose candidates or issues. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

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  • Invitation to visit and volunteer at our Montana headquarters
  • Common Ground Newsletter
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How Our Funds Support Voter Education

86 percent of Vote Smart's spending is directed to our research and reporting on your candidates and elected officials

  • 7% Administrative
  • 7% Fundraising
  • 86% Programming
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Your Contribution Today Allows Us To:

Give You the Facts:

Access millions of facts on your candidates and officials, 365 days a year.

Get Answers from Your Candidates:

With the Political Courage Test, We measure each candidate's willingness to provide citizens with their positions on key issues.

Deliver Ground-Breaking Educational Tools:

Our award-winning interactive tool VoteEasy allows voters to “find their political soul mate,” using this fun and informative format.