Visitors to smartvoter.org
say it best:
"This is very cool." Sonoma County
"Your work made my job of citizenship possible and attractive."San Diego
"Thanks for this site, which I've been relying on for
years. . . . an immensely useful resource for citizens who
want to be informed on the issues before voting. The customized
ballot info based on street/zipcode, the polling place, the information about the candidates
- all of these features are things that I actively use. Thanks!"
San Mateo County
Over 800,000 pages were viewed on Smart Voter for the November 2000 elections.
More than 4,500 candidates and nearly 400 local measures
were listed. Most importantly, all Californians and Ohioans
had access to Smart Voter's information on federal and state
contests and statewide ballot issues. We at Smart Voter
are justifiably proud of these great figures and wish to
thank our sponsors, state and county elections officials,
and volunteers for their invaluable contributions.
It was also a successful year in education. Smart Voter
not only informed current voters but future voters as well.
Teachers credited Smart Voter for the success of students
as they compared issues and priorities of candidates, researched
who can vote, uncovered past voting restrictions, and compared
federal, state and local campaign finance laws.
Smart Voter helped students and a professor helped Smart
Voter. Michael Cornfield, Graduate School of Political Management
at George Washington University, wrote, "SmartVoter
sat at the head of the class of Web sites I checked."
There's more on the way in 2001. Check Smart Voter pages
for local elections including those coming up in March in
Los Angeles County.
Best Wishes for the New Year!
Carol, Carl, Kathleen, Roberta, Fran and Judy
See also Feedback
from our Users for the November 2000 election.