The Jewish News: New Website Easily Connects Voters to Their Elected Officials

The Jewish News: New Website Easily Connects Voters to Their Elected Officials. “Contact My Politician allows users to simply type in their street address, which immediately brings up all their elected officials. The users can then send a written or video message to one or many of those officials, with any comments, questions or concerns they may have about pressing political topics. The politician is notified through the platform of any messages from their constituents, and they’re able to respond through the platform in both written and video form, as well. There’s also a portion of the website geared toward nonprofits, which allows the nonprofit to write a form letter in support of a specific position or initiative.”

WFAA: Dallas teachers use Instagram to help voters with down-ballot decisions

WFAA: Dallas teachers use Instagram to help voters with down-ballot decisions. “The non-partisan page features several quick, easy-to-digest posts on the candidates, the offices and other pieces of information voters need to make an informed vote from the top of the ballot all the way to the bottom.”

The Verge: The Verge Guide To The 2020 Election

The Verge: The Verge Guide To The 2020 Election. “At The Verge, we’ve always paid attention to how simple things like the price of broadband are deeply connected to complicated tech policy debates. And we’ve been closely watching the collision between social networks and democracy — Casey Newton has been writing a daily newsletter called The Interface tracking that subject since 2017. So for the 2020 election cycle, we want to give you a central place to learn about the main tech policy issues we’re following, see the latest news, and feel like you have a guide through it all.”

Mashable: Twitter’s Election Labels return to help you make sense of 2020 elections

Mashable: Twitter’s Election Labels return to help you make sense of 2020 elections . “With 2020 around the corner, it’s about that time to actually start paying attention to who’s running for what. That’s why Twitter is bringing back its Elections Labels feature, which provides you with information on political candidates.”

Votul Meu: A new tool lunched in Romania (European Interest)

European Interest: Votul Meu: A new tool lunched in Romania. “The Center for the Study of Democracy in Romania has launched the independent vote matching tool, Votul Meu, ahead of the European elections. The interactive tool aims to match political preferences between parties and potential voters for the European elections, based on political parties’ campaign messages.”

A smarter comparison: ANU launches new smartvote tool (Australian National University)

Australian National University: A smarter comparison: ANU launches new smartvote tool. “In partnership with Nine publishing, The Australian National University has today launched smartvote Australia-an innovative online tool that lets Australian voters compare their views with candidates and parties during the Federal election.”

WTNH: New website highlights candidate stances on local government

WTNH: New website highlights candidate stances on local government. “The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities has launched its new ‘2018 Election Central’ website , where voters can find the candidates’ answers to a host of questions about key state-local issues affecting Connecticut’s 169 municipalities.”

Associations Now: American Academy Of Actuaries Launches Online Voter Guides

Associations Now: American Academy Of Actuaries Launches Online Voter Guides. “Not only does Memorial Day signal the start of summer, it also marks the moment when political campaigns for fall elections kick into high gear. This year, the American Academy of Actuaries is serving voters by launching its 2018: Making Issues Count, a website that provides a nonpartisan analysis of key issues. The website will be updated through Election Day on November 6…. The new website features election guides grouped in six different categories where actuaries have expertise—and on which voters can base their consideration of candidate positions. Issue areas covered include Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance coverage, long-term care, lifetime income and retirement risk, and climate risk.”