VoteEasy: Check How Political Candidates Align with your Personal Views
Information Aesthetics. Where form follows data.
If you’re a fan of elegant visual presentations of data, you’ll want to bookmark this site, and explore some of the other entries. Map lovers, search out the maps of Chicago and Boston composed exclusively of typography.
“VoteEasy [votesmart.org] is a visually engaging interactive tool funded by Project Vote Smart and designed by Periscopic that allows the general public to quickly and easily see how closely political candidates align with their views on 12 different key issues. It forms an online resource for all sorts of political information surrounding candidates, including their voting records, interest group ratings, campaign finances, and personal biographies.
Next to its obvious usefulness, the website seems especially unique in its consistent visual flow and cool animated graphics. The fluid navigation structure reacts to the specific interests and information needs of the user, and is able to deliver detailed data depending on the state, zip code, district, and candidate details such as campaign financing and voting records. The data that is shown originates from the Project Vote Smart database API and the Center for Responsiveness in Politics.”