How Votetocracy works
Many Americans realize the impact bills in Congress have on your lives. So you make an attempt to get informed and get involved. Doing so has traditionally meant sending a message to your representatives. Votetocracy is different. Different because we add an important layer - Measurement. Our goal is to quantify your efforts so everyone can see and benefit from the messages sent to Congress. We accomplish this by tallying the results of your efforts and efforts by fellow Americans so there is a public view of collective sentiment.
Below the Infographic you'll find a textual description of the following:
You and Your Congressional Representatives
Finding Bills or Issues That You Care About
Voting on Bills - Educate Yourself First
Sending Your Votes to Congress
Comparing Yourself to Your Representatives - Measuring Outcomes and Effectiveness
Is Votetocracy Neutral?
Have Ideas to Improve Votetocracy?
Every American has representatives in Congress. The first thing we do is lookup your reps using your address. Once found, your experience on Votetocracy is tailored to you and your reps. For example - you will see how you compare to your reps on every bill.
A session of Congress can have over ten thousand bills. We made it easy to find ones you care about. Bills are organized in categories and topics such as health and abortion. We also provide ways to view current or active bills by filtering on their status (ie: In the House or On the President's desk).
Find bills by Category and topic - Such as Health/Abortion or War and Military/Gun Rights
Find bills by Status - Introduced, In the House, In the Senate, To President, Became Law
Find bills by Agreement - Find bills that Americans and Congress agree on or disagree on
We urge you to read the bills you are voting on. At the very least read the summaries. The importance of making educated decisions can't be stressed enough. We provide neutral descriptions of every bill currently under consideration. When you are ready, voting is very simple. Click yes or no on a bill. We'll then ask if you want to send your vote to your representatives.
Representatives shut down email address because of spam. Most have placed forms on their websites where you submit your message. Votetocracy developed a robot that submits your votes to these forms automagically. Why not use these forms yourself and skip Votetocracy? Because doing so doesn't provide a way to measure everyone's votes and ultimately provide a view of Americans sentiment vs eventual outcomes.
Each bill has a displays an agreement or disagreement between Americans and Congress. In addition there is a Scoreboard that displays agreement levels for every representative in Congress. The scoreboard shows aggregate views against the entire country, a reps district and you directly.
Votetocracy makes it possible to stay involved beyond your first vote. Every week you'll receive an email outlining bills for the coming week so you can vote before Congress. You can also set up alerts on specific bills or categories of bills.
Yes. We are completely non-partisan and take great care in making the information on this site neutral as possible.
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