presence at the recent National League of Women Voters convention
in Washington D.C., June 17 to 20, was highly visible. Janet
Reno, Attorney General, sent a handwritten message expressing
her thanks for "leading the way."
Members staffed the California table and demonstrated Smart
Voter on laptop computers.
Janet Reno wasn't the only person at convention to express
support for the League's Smart Voter Election Service. A
steady stream of delegates and visitors from around the
country learned how Smart Voter benefits voters, candidates,
election officials and the League. Typical comments included:
"Wow, one click and I get my very own ballot...Smart
Voter is the perfect voter guide for our instant information
"I get it. Smart Voteršs address look-up tells
me which candidates and issues are on my ballot. I donšt
have to know ahead of time who's running or what districts
I live in."
"Wonderful! Smart Voter is a 'commercial-free' zone!"
"It looks like <www.smartvoter.org>
is the only web address a voter needs to know."
"You mean my League could have its very own web page
to display local candidates and forums? We can actually
personalize it to our community!"
It was a pleasure to share the League's award winning
online election service with colleagues nationwide.
Smart Voter held a drawing for a TV-VCR. Dozens of delegates
and visitors participated and the winner was Betty Hill
from Brazos County, Texas.