Omaha Public Radio News
3:08 am
Thu July 24, 2008

Project Vote Smart bus tour rolls in to Omaha

Omaha, NE – An organization called Project Vote Smart is traveling the country to teach voters how to be better informed.

Project Vote Smart's web site, www.votesmart.org, contains information about 40,000 lawmakers. Voters can find a lawmaker's voting record, campaign finance records, issue positions, statements, and biography. Both state and federal lawmakers are included in Project Vote Smart's information.

Vote Smart's Voter Self-Defense System bus tour rolled in to Omaha Thursday. Project spokeswoman Tallie Spiller says at each stop, they're teaching voters how to research lawmakers' and candidates' information. Spiller says the non-partisan group's fact database is particularly important during an election year.

The Voter Self-Defense System bus tour ends on election day in Washington, D.C.