The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts will introduce a new Online Voters’ Guide to voters throughout Massachusetts for the 2018 state primary and general elections. The LWVMA Voters’ Guide is a customizable digital resource that uses the BallotReady platform, replacing the Vote411 online guide in Massachusetts. BallotReady has been purchased by LWVMA and is available at no cost to our local Leagues!
BallotReady will allow Massachusetts voters to access personalized ballot information – for all candidates on the ballot from Governor and U. S. Senator down through county positions such as district attorney, plus all the ballot questions – simply by entering a street address. Voters can access in-depth information about candidates, including candidates’ responses to questions created by LWVMA. They will also find information on ballot questions, an online voter registration tool, local and state voting requirements and rules, and videos of candidate forums.
Voters can “Make a Plan to Vote” with this new platform. It will show voters where and when to vote, email or text calendar reminders to show up and vote, and is easily sharable on social media.
The Voters’ Guide will be League of Women Voters of Massachusetts custom-branded and will be available in both desktop and mobile platforms.
Look for more information soon about LWVMA Online Voters’ Guide and our bigger effort to engage and educate voters in 2018.
We need support from you and your League to successfully roll this out.
First, volunteer to develop questions for the candidates and about the ballot questions. We are recruiting members for this effort through May 31, so we can develop questions in June, submit to the candidates in late June, and prepare the Voters’ Guide for its July 31 debut. Please contact Judy Zaunbrecher or Kris Eastman to volunteer.
Second, start planning how to publicize the LWVMA Online Voters’ Guide. LWVMA will need local Leagues to spread the word throughout your communities.
An FAQ will be developed and posted on-line in early May on our new Online Voters’ Guide.