smartvote is a simple online platform, which matches voters with candidates & parties that share their policy positions. It empowers voters to vote for their preferred candidates in an informed manner. It has provided voters with individualised results in over 200 elections in Switzerland and European countries, since 2003.
|Candidates & voters fill out a questionnaire on current policy issues||Voters are matched with candidates who share their positions||Voters go to the polls to vote for their preferred candidates|
Contributing to democracy
Building a more informed electorate.
Promotes an issue-based discourse, by focusing on differences in policy positions, not ideology or character.
Voter mobilization & engagement
Shown to increase political participation and voter turnout.
Encourages voters to explore their own political positions.
Non-partisan Election information
smartvote is an independent organisation that only works together with other non-partisan actors.
Learn about candidate’s positions on a wide range of important policy issues.