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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
Austin Tech Alliance and Leadership Austin have announced a new tool aimed at helping Central Texans at the ballot box. Yesterday, the groups teamed up to launch the beta version of informed.vote, which organizes candidate positions in a central location, allowing voters to filter questions (and answers). According to a press release about the new service, “(u)sers will be able to search all questions posed by community groups and get answers directly from the candidates – all in one place … (informed.vote) is a community resource that any Austin-area organization can utilize to communicate their civic priorities to a broader audience. Organizations participating in the beta launch include Austin Tech Alliance, AURA, Black Austin Democrats, and The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce – and more will be added each week. Content on the site is constantly being added as organizations submit the questionnaires that have been answered by candidates. Organizations and candidates who are interested in participating by sharing their filled-out questionnaires should visit informed.vote or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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