October 24, 2008
Aristotle Launches Where I Vote.Com: The Most Comprehensive Online Voter Networking and Election Day Information Resource
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aristotle announced today the launch of whereIvote.com (http://www.whereivote.com/), an innovative web portal for voters to locate polling sites, find sample ballot information, network online, and access candidate information from non-partisan smartvoter.org. Utilizing proprietary software, data systems and social networking functionality, whereIvote.com is a quick and easy-to-use online election resource designed to connect voters to candidates and their communities nationwide.
"As former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill once said, 'all politics are local' and this website empowers voters with the tools and information resources to make educated decisions, actively participate in the election process, and connect with other like-minded individuals in their community," said John A. Phillips, CEO of Aristotle. "As a pioneer of non-partisan services to the political community, our company believes 'whereIvote.com' will engage, inform, and activate citizens - especially in the critical days before the election."
According to the National Campaign for Fair Elections (NCFFE), "56% of the calls to Election Protection hotlines on Super Tuesday concerned problems with the polling places...including reports of voters being sent to the wrong polling place."
Leveraging Aristotle's industry-leading political technology and voter databases, whereIvote.com provides citizens with an accurate, easy-to-use polling place locator, sample ballots, candidate information, website links, and other 'election-day' information resources. "With 31 states as of its launch date and all 50 online before October 31st, whereIvote.com is a 21st Century solution in an era of modernized elections," added Phillips.
The site also integrates Meetup's (http://www.meetup.com/) pioneering social networking functionality to connect voters in new media spaces - such as FaceBook - as well as in-person to share ideas, plan "election watch" events, and support their candidates.
"It is at the intersection of people and technology, local communities and the political process that whereIvote.com serves a growing need. It puts 'community' back into the civic act of voting," said Phillips. "WhereIvote.com creates a new channel to inform and activate voters, reach 'undecideds' during the crucial election countdown, as well as expand Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaign efforts."
WhereIvote.com provides a mechanism for direct constituent outreach on a district-by-district, state-by-state basis via Google Ad Words, web postings, targeted online advertising, and other integrated e-media platforms.
Aristotle is recognized as the pioneer in political technology. Every occupant of the White House -- Democrat and Republican -- for more than 25 years, has been an Aristotle customer, as are most U.S. Senators, most members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democratic and Republican state party organizations. Year round, thousands of Americans involved in the political process -- from grassroots organizers to Washington insiders -- rely on Aristotle. Aristotle has every product and service you need to make your team a success. Whether it's campaign software, voter data at VoterListsOnline.com, PAC and Grassroots software and services, or 24/7 customer support, Aristotle is your one-stop solution. (http://www.aristotle.com/)
Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities. Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. (http://www.meetup.com/)
CONTACT: Alicia Moran, +1-703-739-2424 x110, [email protected],for Aristotle
Web Site: http://www.aristotle.com/http://www.meetup.com/http://www.whereivote.com/