Vote Match is an online voter quiz which aims to help you find the party that best matches your views at an election. We talk to experts to find out the top issues in an election, find out where the parties disagree and build a simple quiz which compares your views to theirs to find the best match.
1 in 5 people who don’t vote say they don’t know enough about the parties to decide. Vote Match aims to help people make an informed choice by making it easier to find out which policies separate the parties. We’ve seen that helping users get over the information hurdle can have a real impact on participation. In 2010, our research suggested that 5% of our users decided to vote as a result of taking Vote Match.
We’ve been running Vote Match since 2008. At the last general election in 2010, Vote Match had over a million unique users. This year, we’re aiming higher. We’ve teamed up with a range of partners including LSE’s Democratic Audit and the Oxford Internet Institute to completely rebuild Vote Match with a new mobile-friendly app and website.
Vote Match is run by Unlock Democracy, a non-profit, non-partisan campaign for democratic reform. Vote Match 2015 is supported by an independent Advisory Board.
Past Vote Matches
Vote Match is used by millions of voters throughout Europe in local, European and Parliamentary elections. See the journey that we have been on with Vote Match in the UK and take quizzes from previous elections.
Since the launch of Vote Match in 2008, we’ve seen the number of voter advice applications steadily increase. We encourage you to try the different apps out there and see which one suits you best. Of course, we still think Vote Match has something special!
Vote Match (www.votematch.org) today launches its award-winning voter advice application in time for the 2015 general election.
We’re rebuilding Vote Match from scratch for the 2015 general election. The new version will be our most accessible and user-friendly version yet, with new features and mobile-first design. We’re not ready to show you the whole thing yet, but here’s a sneak preview from the prototype.
With two days to go until the elections, Vote Match Europe has already reached 3 million users across Europe. Vote Match, an online app which helps users find the party that best represents their views in an election, has been running in 14 EU countries. Vote Match UK is available at uk.votematch.eu
This Friday, for Europe Day, Vote Match Europe (www.votematch.eu) is rolling out across the continent. 14 countries across the EU have now launched their versions of Vote Match, the award-winning online app which helps voters decide who to vote for in May’s European elections. Over 100,000 European voters have now used Vote Match. The UK version is available at www.votematch.org.uk.
A lot of work goes into Vote Match to make sure we ask you about the key issues, have the most accurate information about parties' policies and give you the best party match.