smartvote is an innovative online platform, which matches voters to candidates and parties that share their policy positions. Founded by Politools in 2003, smartvote has informed voters in over 250 elections throughout Switzerland and around the world.
HOW SMARTVOTE WORKS
1. Candidates & Parties
|Candidates & parties answer questions on a wide range of current policy issues.||Voters answer the same questions on the smartvote website.||Voters receive a ranked list of candidates & parties that best match their political profile.|
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Contributions to democratization & civic education
Voter Mobilization & Engagement
|smartvote has been shown to increase political participation and voter turnout, and encourage citizens’ interest and engagement in politics.||smartvote promotes an issue-based discourse by focusing on differences in policy positions, not ideology or character.||smartvote allows voter’s to learn about candidates’ positions on a wide range of important policy issues, therefore building a more informed and engaged electorate.|