“PollVault is using technology in innovative ways to engage, connect, and inform voters.” Elisabeth MacNamara, League of Women Voters National President
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014
Nonpartisan online democracy server PollVault, which freely hosts hundreds of voter guides nationwide, has partnered with the League of Women Voters of the U.S. to create a mashup of trusted online ballot information with voters' favorite sources for ballot advice. The partnership will help voters inform themselves and each other quickly through "social voting", the selective sharing of political opinions through the social network. Augmenting PollVault's existing collaborations with democracy champions Countable.us and HeadCount, the League's contribution greatly enhances the site's registration-to-ballot-box experience for web-savvy voters.
“PollVault is using technology in innovative ways to engage, connect, and inform voters,” said Elisabeth MacNamara, national President of the League of Women Voters. “The League has an ongoing commitment to explore the most effective avenues for voter education and empowerment,” she added.
“It became clear to us early on that the League is the most comprehensive unified source of unbiased ballot information in the country. We are delighted to work hand-in-hand with such an established and respected organization," said Nolan Love, PollVault's founder. "Being able to offer voters both the depth of ballot information the League provides and the breadth of advice in our extensive collection of voter guides is a dream, realized."
Nationwide, League of Women Voters volunteers contact candidates at the federal, state, and local level to compile ballot information for each election. The League's voter information website, VOTE411.org, is a mainstay for many voters looking for unbiased election information and guidance. PollVault hosts free voter guides nationwide from advocacy groups, newspapers, and political pundits, allowing voters to craft and share their own arguments for and against candidates and ballot measures. PollVault's new mashup promises to be a powerful tool both for voters and for the organizations who inform them.
PollVault is a non-partisan democracy platform that makes voting simple and social by aggregating all voter guides in one place, nationwide. Voters see their sample ballots alongside the candidate and ballot measure endorsements of advocacy groups, the media, and politically savvy friends. Informed voting is as simple as choosing trusted advisors to guide you.
After a successful 2012 nationwide launch as the official ballot tool of Rock the Vote and HeadCount, PollVault scaled dramatically for the 2014 election cycle, hosting all 50 state primaries and general elections. Having graduated from the Points of Light Civic Accelerator as a founder-funded for-profit venture, PollVault invites collaboration with those who share our vision of an engaged electorate and who prioritize the social returns of the platform.
Find out more: http://www.PollVault.com
About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in elections. In 2006, we created VOTE411.org and, since then, have provided tens of millions of voters with information about the election process and information directly from candidates regarding their vision for their community's and America’s future. Every election, whether local, state or federal, is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities.
Find out more: http://www.VOTE411.org