Determining How Voters Make Decisions

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

How voters actually decide who will represent us – at all levels of government – has long been a mystery.  Is it more from advertisements, endorsements and bumper-stickers – or from the candidates’ direct contacts with the public?  A nonprofit organization that began 20 years ago, is working to help voters make independent decisions on who best represents them.

As a disclosure, Reporter Dave Donaldson has worked on other Vote Smart projects for about 10 years – advising them on their Key Votes reports.  He reviewed the questions in this year’s Political Courage test.

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