About Us

In 2003, the founder of this project went to the polls to vote for the Virginia State Senate and State House offices. He found that he didn’t have the slightest idea who any of the candidates were, or anything about their positions and views, or any knowledge about the ballot measures. Some candidate names, found on the clutter of street and lawn posters, seemed familiar. He questioned the value of voting if voters knew nothing about what they were voting for. This seemed like a major flaw in our representative democracy.

Most American citizens are also aware that there are other significant problems with our representative democracy. Money and special interest groups have too much influence in elections and government. Political advertising is often deceptive and misleading. There is little or no media coverage of county and local elections. Voter turnout is low. To help address these problems the Vote-USA project was launched.

The project’s goal was to provide a better way. Using the Internet, he felt that he could provide voters with information they needed to vote on a more informed basis and to provide candidates with the means to easily communicate with voters, free of charge. By the time of the 2004 General Election, Vote-USA.org was able to provide customized, interactive ballot choices for any address in the country that allowed voters to compare the candidates’ bios, pictures, and, most importantly, their positions and views on the issues.

Since 2004, Vote-USA.org has covered all general elections in all states and most off-year, special and primary elections. We have provided voters with over 20 million candidate comparison pages.

Operations are funded exclusively through contributions from private citizens and all contributions are 100% tax-deductible for individuals. To date, the level of donations has limited the depth of information which we can provide and the number of local elections which we can cover. We would be grateful for your support in helping us truly make American government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

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