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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Education, Voter Education & Registration, Voting Rights

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.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm an intern at Vote Smart and I can personally attest to the fact that we operate under strict non-partisanship. The work done here is done with great care and love for our country. The people who work here honestly care about citizen's rights to know their politicians, no matter what they believe. It's a wonderful thing to see so many people working so hard for the greater good.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the greatest pleasure working with Project Vote Smart. The people here are dedicated to their work, which is to spread the facts about politicians. I would encourage you to visit their website http://votesmart.org to find information about your candidate's public statements, interest group ratings, campaign contributions, and issue positions.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vote Smart is an amazing organization that provides a much needed service to the public!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I decided to work for Vote Smart because of its mission. There are Conservatives and Liberals everywhere that believe in us and believe that the facts ARE important. It keeps me from feeling defeated by the current political climate and is a constant reminder of why I choose to contribute to the organization. The culture of the organization is unlike any non profit I've ever worked for. People ages 18 to 87 come and work together at our beautiful Montana ranch for the common goal to strengthen democracy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vote Smart efficiently spends it's time and money to get accurate non-partisan information on all levels of government. The staff, although young, has the drive to make a difference in today's turbulent political climate, presenting the raw facts to voters instead of presenting information with a hidden agenda.

Curran C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Vote Smart is great cause and a fun place to work. The staff and interns work hard to make sure the voting public stays informed and up to date.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Project Vote smart is saving democracy, one person at a time! They provide purely factual and non-partisan political information, so anyone can look up the right answers to any political questions they may have.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Project Vote Smart is an excellent resource for voter information on candidates running for and currently in office. It's ability to remain non-partisan is probably the most important aspect of this organization due to the mud slinging that you see in modern American politics today.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Votesmart is a great non-profit that is providing numerous amounts of information about the political system to everyday citizens who might not otherwise have the information available to them. The work we do is very important and takes lots of time and dedication. All the staff members work together to provide the best information possible while taken a vow of non-partisanship. Its all about the facts.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I feel priviledged to be able to give two weeks of my time working with the greatest group of young people to create an accurate, non-partisan database that is offered to all people who can access the web or call an 800 number. This database allows each person to determine what positions their candidate holds on 12 issues and, if that positiion agrees with their own. To build such a resource for all incumbents AND candidates at the federal and state level is a labor intensive effort. Volunteers are an important contributor. Their creation is available FREE to all who seek such knowledge. And this Republic cannot survive without educated politically involved citizens. It is the most patriotic mission imaginable.