Vote Smart

Online Resources for Understanding Presidential Candidate Platforms

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Project Vote Smart quizzes you to help you find a candidate.

Election Day is Nov. 6. Are you ready to choose the next president of the United States?

If not, don’t worry. The following resources are designed to inform you of where the candidates stand on important issues.

CEC’s Voter Education Guide
The Council for Exceptional Children has designed a 2012 Presidential Election Voter Education Guide aimed at helping you understand the candidates’ platforms and positions. The guide also includes links for registering to vote and finding your polling place. Download it here.

DAV’s Presidential Candidates Article
Disabled American Veterans has released an article outlining where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney stand on key veterans issues. The format of the article shows the candidates’ views side by side for easy comparison. View the article here.

Project Vote Smart’s Candidate Quiz
Wouldn’t it be great if you could enter your views on key issues into a program and have the program say which candidate is best for you? Well stop wishing and start clicking. Project Vote Smart has released a new program that allows you to explore the candidates based on your views. Simply click your state or enter your ZIP code and then choose tabs describing key issues. All you have to do is answer some questions to find the candidate who agrees with your views. Explore the site here.

See you at the polls!