Project Vote Smart - Austin, Texas
Jesse H. Jones Communication Center
University of Texas at Austin
Dedicated to the prospect that an informed electorate is a better electorate, Project Vote Smart exists to provide voters with the most accurate information available to the public. No other organization has as much information for consumption, and no other organization has goals as lofty as Project Vote Smart’s.
Project Vote Smart is an independent, non-partisan source that provides accurate information about candidates, those who govern, and key pieces of legislation. By providing information in an easy and accessible manner, Project Vote Smart believes that citizens can better defend themselves from the questionable rhetoric and misrepresentation that characterizes present-day political campaigns.
Founded in 1992 by national leaders such as former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter (D) and Gerald Ford (R), Project Vote Smart is dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making. Its policies and procedures are designed to guarantee absolute impartiality and standards of excellence in fulfillment of its mission.
A non-profit organization, Project Vote Smart is funded exclusively through private donations by over 45,000 members, as well as grants from private philanthropic foundations. To guarantee its integrity and accountability as a non-partisan and completely objective service to the American people, Project Vote Smart does not accept financial contributions from lobbyists, governmental organizations, corporations, businesses, or special interests.
Over 5,000 public libraries and hundreds of national and local news organizations, including CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, Newsweek, and PBS have shown support for Project Vote Smart.