Project Vote Smart

Project Vote Smart


About Project Vote Smart

Dedicated to the prospect that an informed electorate is a better electorate, Project Vote Smart exists to provide voters with the most accurate information available to the public. No other organization has as much information for consumption, and no other organization has goals as lofty as Project Vote Smart’s.

Project Vote Smart is an independent, nonpartisan source that provides accurate information about candidates, those who govern, and key pieces of legislation. By providing information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the questionable rhetoric and misrepresentation that characterizes present day political campaigns.

Founded in 1992 by national leaders such as former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter (D) and Gerald Ford (R), Project Vote Smart is dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making.  Its policies and procedures are designed to guarantee absolute impartiality and standards of excellence in fulfillment of its mission.

A non-profit organization, Project Vote Smart is funded exclusively through private donations by over 45,000 members, as well as grants from private philanthropic foundations including the Carnegie and Ford Foundations among others.

To guarantee its integrity and accountability as a nonpartisan and wholly objective service to the American people, Project Vote Smart does not accept financial contributions from lobbyists, governmental organizations, corporations, businesses or special interests.

Every candidate, regardless of party affiliation, is treated with equal deference, and only relevant and unbiased facts are presented. Project Vote Smart does not lobby, support or oppose any candidate, position or issue.

Over 5000 public libraries and hundreds of national and local news organizations, including CNN, C-SPAN, Cox News, Fox, Knight-Ridder, MTV, National Journal, NBC, Newsweek, PBS, MSNBC and Washington Week in Review, have shown support for Project Vote Smart.

Never before has our mission been as critical to our nation’s survival as it is now. Every day, Americans are bombarded from all directions with falsities, inaccuracies, and lies designed to further the selfish goals of lawmakers. Who really wins on election night if we as voters lose?

There IS hope, however.

It starts with you, the voter. Let Project Vote Smart light your way.

Accurate. Unbiased. Smart.

To learn more, visit our website at or call our Voter's Research Hotline at 1-888-VOTE-SMART (1-888-868-3762).

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