Friday, October 1, 2010

"Living Voters Guide" Stokes Debate On State and Local Ballot Measures

Living Voters Guide Stokes Debate On WA Ballot Measures

With a grant from the National Science Foundation, The Living Voters Guide for Washington state has been brought to life. It educates and involves voters in a series of Washington state ballot measures to be decided this fall. Election Day is November 2.

Old-fashioned voters guides have always been useful, but static. Utilizing easy online tools, the Living Voters Guide lives up to its name. You’re able to get a synopsis of each ballot measure, read the full text if desired, and then review brief arguments pro and con, and add your own.

Other than an important requirement to be civil and constructive, there is no gatekeeping, opening up the conversation to a broader group than in letters to the editor, and with a more welcoming bi-partisan approach than many online political sites.

The Living Voters Guide:

Living Voters Guide Facebook Page

By Matt Rosenberg
Social Capital Review

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