Past Winner Biographies « Back to the 2009 Winners page

Visible Vote

Winner in: 2009

Your Vote Now Counts Past Election Day! Visible Vote is a free application created to empower Facebook, iPhone, Blackberry and Windows users to advise congress on how to vote on major upcoming legislation, get immediate feedback when legislators vote for/against the user, follow current events, and understand their legislators voting records.

The application allows users to vote on the same congressional bills and compares the result with their legislators’ voting history. Every week the application compiles the users voting record and sends this information to the appropriate legislator, clearly indicating whether or not their constituents support or oppose their views on particular issues. With Visible Vote, voters can easily stay informed and involved in the democratic process.

Visible Vote has grown to more than 200,000 users, and has the participation of 30 Congressional offices.