Project Vote Smart

Rating: 4.94 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education

Location: One Common Ground Philipsburg MT 59858 USA

Mission: Project Vote Smart is dedicated to providing voters with the essential information to self-govern effectively. Because a knowledgeable electorate is the strongest component of a functioning democracy, our organization strives to provide free, non-biased, in-depth, and accurate information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting.
Geographic areas served: United States - Nationally
Programs: VoteEasy: Check out the award-winning interactive tool found at www.voteeasy.org. The Political Courage Test: See how we challenge the candidates to tell voters where they stand on the issues.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Politicians lie. Cngenitally. Vote Smart provides the real story. It is an indispensible tool. the Founding Fathers would be proud. Elections should NOT be popularity contests. Votes should be made based on a candidates actual voting re cord. Vote Smart makes this possible.Yay, Votesmart!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Project Vote Smart fills a critical component of a viable democracy, namely, unbiased information on candidates and where they stand on issues of the day so that voters can be properly informed to responsibly choose candidates. Their communication skills are second-to-none, and they are unbelievably transparent. The Founders and staff have undeniably revitalized the democracy of the United States.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very strongly non-partisan and it is stupid difficult to find non-biased information on politicians. Votesmart fills this void and goes above and beyond the call of duty with their Courage Test and the Vote Easy research tool.

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This site has been a sanity saver. I know what I'm doing now and feel confident in my choices. Thanks a bunch to the VOTE SMART Staff. Keep up the good work!

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While the numbers seem to tell you that Project Vote Smart isn't using your money for their stated goals, I believe they are working on a shoe-string budget and the public is getting a LOT for their money. Their product is a unbiased chart showing how your elected officials have voted on topics of interest. They show the facts, not soundbites that the media provides you. Take a look at the small salaries the leaders of this organization gets paid. They are not raking in millions; they are making information available with volunteers and people who believe that our voting process needs information to work. SUPPORT THESE FOLKS doing a public service function!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

fact checking my candidates voting records before I went to vote.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More web information, more web based comments to get their product to the top of the search results.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Factual Voter information source

Why did you make your donation at this time?

They need to upgrade their computers regularly and get more people involved in their organization to provide the service and meet their mission.

What would you tell others about this organization?

YOU want to be informed about your candidates before you vote for them. You need this kind of organization to provide the facts not the biased reports on the internet and media. If we don't support the sources of information that provide facts, we won't get the types of leaders into government who will make WISE decisions.

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