Vote Smart, founded by Presidents Carter, Ford and other national leaders, is a national research center that collects and distributes factual information on over 40,000 political leaders. According to U.S. News and World Report, "Project Vote Smart would make the Founders weep with joy." Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.
Vote Smart offers resources online at VoteSmart.org. Users can search our database of over 40,000 candidates and find their "political soulmate" using VoteEasy. We also offer a toll-free hotline and a hard copy resource, the Voter's Self-Defense Manual.
Nonprofit and nonpartisan, we are headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa: the Heart of America and at the heart of the American Political system.
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