Why Vote4US app mattersMany voters are unsure or confused as to whom to vote for and some end up voting for whoever posted the most signs or bought the most advertising. I have tried to find a good place that was fun and with unbiased information, but I couldn't so I decided to make it...
Vote4US is a mobile app that enables the over 132 million voters to compare and discover candidates with similar views through the use of entertaining quizzes, activities/games, and access to an aggregation of unbiased information on each candidate.
Having a political "conversation" with your friends? Pull out your smartphone with the Vote4US app and dominate with all the facts you want at your fingertips! Have fun exploring the political landscape with your friends.
Unsure about which candidate is worthy of your vote? Use Vote4US to match up with candidates based on their position to key issues important to you, then compare side-by-side!
Like politics? Like games? Like to earn achievements? One of the stretch goals adds Vote4US games like our "You Pick 'em", where like the sports equivalents, you compete with your friends to pick the winners. Later versions will be very customizable to allow tuning of your "league".
A basic version of the app will be available for free, but a premium upgrade is available to add more cool stuff. Being a political app that is endeavoring to be as completely unbiased as possible, even the free app will be ad free. That's why I am turning to Kickstarter. Check out the features and the sketch-ups of the app on our sitehttp://vote4.us/
- Simple candidate information and comparison
- Compare and contrast candidates, research candidate information, and even contact them.
- Simple political quiz
- Take a short 10 question quiz that lets you see where you lie on the political landscape and compare with your friends, if you choose.
- Social Integration - Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Allows you to easily communicate your findings or broadcast your support/opposition to a candidate.
- Daily Polls Entertaining way to see how your answer to the question of the day compares to national, state, city or just your friends.
- Candidate Matching Quickly find a short list of candidates that match your values. Dig in issue by issue to find the candidate most worthy of your valuable vote.
- Add robust Candidate/Campaign profiles Allows candidates to add personalized information with expanded data on each candidate.
- Add virtual debate to candidate profile The virtual debate feature allows candidates to expound upon their position on an issue. Then their opponents are each allowed one comment on that statement with the candidate allowed one short rebuttal on each opponent comment.
- More robust user profile Add information with your views on the various issues to facilitate accurate candidate matching.
- mechanism to become a “verified” account After an easy and safe verification process, your comments will be given more authority over unverified users. This will help eliminate anonymous trolls ruining your experience.
- Add Achievement/Badges system Earn cool badges as you participate and interact with others on the app. Become an elite member and add unique features to your account.
- Add volunteering Find a candidate that you really beleave in? Volunteer to help them either virtually or physically right from within the app.
- Add donations Donate to the cause if the mood strikes you.
- Lobby Group / Pac / Club Joining Mayor Daley once said, “We don’t want nobody nobody sent.” So if you want your voice heard, you will need to join together with other like-minded people. Hate potholes on your street? Form “Chicago citizens for the improvement of city streets” and join together with others to make your voice heard and action done!
- Build forum Participate in forum discussions on issues or candidates.
- Virtual rally/speeches Attend virtual rallies/speeches or just read about them afterward.
- Add voting registration Register to vote from within the app, where allowed by law, or at least get information on where to go.
- Add local voting location info, hours, map View information on your polling location including hours and a map with directions, if desired.
- Ready to Vote report Mark candidates that you wish to vote for, preview ballots, when provided, and print a report so you can vote as you planned when you get to the polling location.
Goal: $65,000 - Version 2 unlocked Will add another reward type for those who are candidates or want to run for office.
Goal: $100,000 - Version 3 unlocked This also adds free verified user status to all supporters at level $25 or higher.
Goal: $125,000 - Version 4 unlocked
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Pictures of the Vote4US campaign buttons coming soon
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can’t contribute, that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
- Please talk about this on social media and IRL.
- Post on your Facebook page.
- Tweet a message inviting followers to join us.
- Use the Indiegogo share tools!
- Shout it from your soap box.