This newsletter was emailed to our Smart Voter News distribution
list on October 17, 2002:
SmartVoter.org Delivers Election
Confused About Election Issues? Visit Smartvoter.org
(SACRAMENTO, CALIF.) For many voters, election time
is a season of confusion. Bombarded by campaign ads and
political rhetoric, voters find it more than challenging
to make accurately informed decisions. The League of Women
Voters of California has an answer - http://www.smartvoter.org/
This comprehensive web site provides objective, nonpartisan
background information on the candidates and complex issues
that appear on California's election ballots.
"In order to make an informed decision, voters must
have a clear understanding about all aspects of each issue,"
said Trudell Een, Project Director for Smart Voter. "It
is critical that voters have access to objective and impartial
information. Smarvoter.org provides the most in-depth information
about Californian elections and does so on a nonpartisan
Voters can log on to the site to read nonpartisan information
about the elections in their communities, including school
and municipal measures and details on candidates. Smartvoter.org
includes candidates in school district, municipal and runoff
elections in various cities and districts throughout California.
Smartvoter.org also provides a means for all candidates
in participating counties to publish information about themselves
and their candidacy directly to voters and without cost.
Voters visiting the site can type in their address to find
their polling place and receive a customized ballot including
measures and seats for elected positions in their areas.
Smartvoter.org can also link voters with related newspaper
articles, local measure sites and more election sites.