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Side By Side is Here!

Updated: Jul 21



As the midterm elections in November creep forever closer, we at Vote Smart are always looking for ways to improve our process of giving voters the ability to compare and contrast candidates to see which one best fits their beliefs.


We are proud to announce our latest tool, Side by Side, is now live and accessible! Side by Side will allow you to compare and contrast candidates in fields like biographical data, voting records, special interest group ratings, and public statements. Side by Side gives you the power of our database, and its millions of facts, in one simple tool.



Our members, staff, interns and the public helped us create this tool. It’s been a labor of love for many–thank you! It is a critical election year. We are already seeing disinformation and emotional manipulation; it will only get worse in the months ahead. Side by Side will help you defend against this manipulation. With a few clicks, you can create your own customized comparisons for the candidates and

officials important to you.


It’s easy:


  1. Enter a candidate’s name in the search bar.

  2. Click on their name to add them below.

  3. Repeat this for as many candidates you want to add.

  4. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!




Try it out for yourself, take the power of our database into your own hands, and use Side by Side today. When you do, be sure to remember that such a great tool is only possible when committed and passionate Americans like you help Vote Smart. Please share this with family and friends. Thank you!


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