smartvote is an innovative online platform, which matches voters to candidates and parties that share their policy positions. Since 2003, smartvote has informed voters in over 200 elections throughout Switzerland and Europe.
HOW SMARTVOTE WORKS
1. CandidatesCandidates answer questions on a wide range of current policy issues.
2. VotersVoters answer the same questions on the smartvote website.
3. MatchingVoters receive a ranked list of candidates & parties that best match their political profile.
Try smartvote out for yourself!
smartwielen for the Luxembourg General Election 2018 at www.2018.smartwielen.lu
Coming soon: smartvote Australia for the Australian Federal Election 2019 at www.smartvote.org.au
Contributions to civic education
Voter mobilization & engagement
smartvote has been shown to increase political participation and voter turnout.
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.