Smart Voter Celebrates
Grand Opening October 11
Voters ask "Who do I vote for?" "What measures will be
on my ballot?" "Where do I go to vote?" With a quick click
of the mouse, Smart Voter's "My Ballot" feature displays
candidates and ballot issues unique to the entered address.
Click on http://www.smartvoter.org, enter
your address and experience the Smart Voter lightening fast
Candidate pages reveal top priorities, biographies, endorsements
and photos. However, the presidential contest in not the
only race in town. Candidates abound for local school boards,
the judiciary and community district seats.
Jacquie Canfield, Director of Voter Service for the League
of Women Voters California, proclaims, "When I'm considering
which candidate or measure to cast my vote for, I welcome
all information that might help me understand the issues
better. Smart Voter not only has great breadth and depth
of detailed information on candidates and issues, but it
is also a portal to other election Web sites. Community
Web sites on local ballot issues are linked from Smart Voter.
What are the pros and cons on state issues? Voting records
of incumbents? Smart Voter links to these and more. Smart
Voter is the only address I need to know."
Smart Voter features the League's widely-acclaimed nonpartisan
and impartial Pros & Cons on the State Ballot
Measures, available in both English and Spanish.
For busy Californians or those who prefer brief election
fare, Smart Voter links to Easy Voter with its election
guide in Spanish, English, Chinese and Vietnamese.
"This November marks the seventh major election for Smart
Voter. The politically savvy appreciate the rich content
of Smart Voter. The easy-to-use Smart Voter trademark, 'My
Ballot,' helps young and first time voters easily understand
candidates and issues they will vote on," said Trudell Een,
Smart Voter Project Director.
A viewer from Los Angeles comments, "I am a discussion
leader in a group discussing current events. You are absolutely
the best source that I have seen to get information about
our next election." And after the election, visit Smart
Voter for up-to-the-minute election results.
"The League of Women Voters' Smart Voter's election site
is state-of-the-art citizenship at its best. You will be
delighted with its user-friendly nonpartisan election material,"
exclaimed Gail Dryden, President of the League of Women
Voters of California.
For more information, please contact Smart Voter Project
Director Trudell Een at 408-323-9611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.