|WHAT IS VOTE SMART?|
Thousands of candidates and elected officials. Who works for you? Who is seeking your vote? This community, based on the ideals at Project Vote Smart, a citizen's organization, has developed a Voter's Self-Defense System to provide you with the necessary tools to self-govern effectively: abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information. As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings. This community will serve to bring that information directly to LiveJournal. So - what would you like to know?
|WHY VOTE SMART?|
The 2008 Presidential election will be upon us before long, much faster than we are truly aware of. Already candidates are getting ducks (and arrows) in a row. Learning which candidate you should vote for is difficult and time consuming. At times, this is overwhelming - which is why it is necessary to get information to people as easily as possible, thereby increasing the chances to get them informed and armed to cast their votes in the electoral process. Much is at stake, and believe it or not, EVERY VOTE COUNTS!