smartvote: the future of voter information

Civic education Voter mobilization & engagement Candidate
Building a more informed electorate, while promoting issue-based discourse Shown to increase political participation and voter turnout Learn about candidate’s  positions on a wide range of important policy issues

smartvote empowers voters to vote for
their preferred candidates in an informed manner

How smartvote works

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Some of our platform’s features
Data visualizations: smartspider & smartmap

Our specialty is visualizing complex information in a simple and understandable way. The smartspider uses 8 axes to visually compare a voter’s political position with a candidate’s. The smartmap shows the candidates’ positions in a two-dimensional space.

Social media sharing

Both candidates and voters can share their profiles, smartspiders and results on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – Screenshot of sharing (Fake: in English, fake profile, with lots of likes and shares)

Election day reminder

Voters can sign up for reminder per sms or email on election day, which on the one hand reminds voters of their results and on the other hand motivates voters to go out and vote! – Screenshot of election day reminder (?) or icon of an alarm clock

Multilingual website & questionnaire

smartvote was founded in Switzerland, a country with four national languages. Our tools are built with the expectation that multilingualism of candidates and voters is the norm not the exception. – Icon / abstract image of the world


Why engage with smartvote


Visibility Stories & Traffic Data
Increase visibility and become point of reference/expert Campaign coverage with unique stories on candidates positions and increase traffic during election cycle The anonymized data collected with our tool is ideal for scientific research


Our offerings

Ready to use platform & API Consulting & advising Customization & integration
We provide a newly developed online platform for matching candidates and voters (VAA), which is fully responsive and can be adapted to a wide range of electoral systems. We provide assistance and advice on developing a questionnaire, methodological design, contacting candidates, implementing the tool,  based on 15 years of experience. ksjfd

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About us

smartvote is a non-profit and non-partisan organisation based in Bern, Switzerland, with 15 years of experience and over 200 elections at local, regional, national and international level.

The platform is developed and managed by a network of Swiss independent political scientists and consultants for big data analysis, law and marketing (, and supported by a local, innovative IT company (soom IT).

Phone +41 33 534 9915 (During CET opening hours)