Politools is a non-profit and non-partisan organization based in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. We pride ourselves on consistent transparency and scientifically based methods. Our team is made up of political scientists, specialized in E-democracy, big data analysis, and journalism, and supported by a local, innovative IT company (Zeilenwerk).
Key facts about smartvote
Used by 1 in 5 voters in Switzerland
Achieves up to 85% candidate participation
Hosted over 250 elections at the local, regional, national & international level (in Switzerland, Australia, Luxembourg, Austria and Scotland as well as for the European Union and others)
We have over 15 years of experience in helping voters find candidates and parties that share their positions!
“The next crucial reform is to help voters make informed choices … Switzerland offers the best example of the next step: its smartvote system presents a list of policy choices with which you can agree or disagree, then compares your answers with the policies of the parties and candidates contesting the election. It produces a graphic showing whose position most closely matches your interests.”
George Monbiot in the Guardian, January 25, 2017