Here’s what could end up being a niftly little online voting guide. Unlike most of them, you can compare two candidates for the same office on the issues and grade them. The interesting factor is that you don’t get to see which candidate you are choosing until after you’ve selected the response you most like.
Vote Media’s whatsyourvote.org was just launched, so they don’t have many candidates in the system, yet. I’ve noticed that most of the ones in the system, so far, are Libertarians.
I’m in contact with the CEO of Vote Media. It will prove interesting to learn if Americans actually vote for candidates even when they disagree with their positions on the important issues of the day. Here’s a clip from their promotional e-mail:
Our national public relations efforts are launching in August. We invite you to input your position on up to 15 issues by August 4th to secure the benefits of early PR. There is no cost to post your issues on whatsyourvote.org.
How it works
An individual username and password* has been created for every candidate. If you have not already received your username and password, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have your login credentials, visit whatsyourvote.org and click on Candidate Login.
This secure access provides links prompting candidates to easily
fill out issue perspectives
upload photo, banner, and video links
view polling charts (if subscribed)**
Remember, candidates post their issue perspectives and photo for free.
Your name is already on our site. When interested voters click on your name they are eager to get your response to their selected issues. Until you post your perspectives “Candidate has not responded” will appear opposite your opponent’s perspectives.
I’d recommend that LP candidates fill our the questionnaire. Everyone else, enjoy!