By VoteSpotter, Inc.
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U.S. Congress Available in All 50 States
State Officials Available In: Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin
More states coming soon!
Spot votes, vote Smart.
Your elected officials vote on hundreds of bills every year. Keeping track of important votes can feel like a full time job.
That’s where VoteSpotter comes in.
VoteSpotter is a simple app that alerts you to key votes, while making it easy to give your legislator feedback on how they voted.
Make yourself heard.
With one click, you’ll be able to vote on your elected officials’ vote, giving them a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down.
Whether you agree or disagree with your elected officials, you can then easily share your opinion with them via email or phone right from the app.
Plus, you can share your view with friends! If you have Facebook or Twitter installed on your smartphone, you’ll be able to quickly share with your social network and have enough time to get back to what you were doing.
How it works:
VoteSpotter finds your local legislators by your home address, and begins alerting you to their recent votes.
Within seconds you’ll be able to read brief, plain-English descriptions of the bills.
Simple and powerful.
Until elected officials in state capitols and in D.C. limit themselves from deliberating on everything under the sun (e.g. the official state tartan, hair salon licensing, unflavored rice or soy milk, etc.), VoteSpotter is here to show you what your legislators actually did, rather than what they said they would do, and help you spot the really important needles in the haystack.
Their votes. Your Views. Simple and powerful.
What's New in Version 1.2.9
An error in the user agreement statistic for polls was fixed.
Best app of the year!
Everyone should have this app! You are alerted each time your rep in Congress and Senate votes. You are immediately asked to agree or disagree after you quickly review what they voted on, and with one tap you can send an automatic email right to them telling them you disagreed with their voting record and why! It offers instant access to all their emails, addresses and phone numbers and keeps you aware how often you agree or disagree with their voting record. You will know who to vote for each election. This should be a required citizenship duty for every American. We need to be aware of our elected people and how they vote for us. We put them there and they work for us. Keep them accountable! Five stars.
I'm always concerned with apps that collect and share data with third parties. This app requires a personal address (won't proceed otherwise) and tracks one's political views. The makers of the app are from The Mackinac Center, which is classified as a member of conservative and libertarian think tanks operating at the state level in Michigan. Depending on your political leanings and/or comfort level with sharing your personal data, it may or may not serve your needs.
Need more info
This is a great app and a really good concept, but I could do with a little more information. The description of the legislation or the vote you're being notified of is a little vague. It boils it down to the bare necessities and isn't subjective at all. This is usually good, but when you don't know much about a particular vote it would benefit people to know more about the legislation on which they're voting.