An “A” for Effort
Let it never be said that fans of Smart Voter are shy! In a post Smart Voter, Dumb Candidates a few weeks ago in her blog Around Fremont, Clarissa Ryan took some of her local candidates to task for not providing any information to voters through our online service. She offered some pointed theories as to why. I’m not sure of the extent to which any of the particular failings she cites might actually apply to the candidates, but we know that they are missing a golden opportunity to communicate the reasons why voters should select them on Election Day.
We appreciate the time many candidates take to submit information that helps voters make an informed decision. For the November 2nd election, that includes thousands of candidates at the federal, state and local level whose free profiles already appear at SmartVoter.org. It’s also fair to note that sometimes we have difficulty reaching candidates with the contact information that is available to us. If you’re still out there but not on Smart Voter, you can always find us.