VotingAid® – Creating democracy and transparency in elections worldwide!
VotingAid® is the world’s most popular tool for helping people make more educated decisions in elections, when choosing a candidate who best matches an individual voter’s needs.
This web-based tool has gone through a vast scale of scientific research. VotingAid® took a breakthrough step when in 2006, ZEF Ltd. in cooperation with Finland’s biggest media house, MTV3, was launched for Finland’s presidential election. MTV3 VotingAid has been the most popular application in Finland for seven years in a row.
Since then, ZEF has been producing the world’s most popular candidate selection tools. Our most important international VotingAid partner is Al Jazeera Arabic. We have a mission together: We Will Bring Democracy and Transparency to the Whole World.
Make Your Election Transparent for Voters
The basic idea of VotingAid® is very simple. In constructing a VotingAid, one chooses the most interesting discussion topics of the election and decides on the best set of questions.
- The candidates give their personal answers and their main arguments to these questions and save them to the VotingAid web site for everyone to view. These given answers cannot be changed after the candidate saves them to the VotingAid.
- The voters who use to the VotingAid website respond to the same questions as the candidates, and the system compares the results to the candidates responses and estimates the best match for him/her. This way the voter’s decision-making process becomes easier. The voters use VotingAid anonymously and only the matching results are gathered in the database.
- Transparency is accomplished, in that every voter has the possibility to see the candidate’s different opinions and how they match their own opinions.
A couple facts about the VotingAid®
Three out of four voters say that the VotingAid has had some effect on their voting decision. One of four people makes their decision based straight from the VotingAid’s results. VotingAid has increased voting activity by 23 %.
Saying that, VotingAid is one of the most important tools available for voters. This is why our mission is so simple. We create transparency and democracy for the whole world.
VotingAid gives the best information available for the pre-election analytics
The analytics and reporting possibilities are so incredible, it is hard to believe! Every answer that the users give on the VotingAid, is saved in the database. And by pressing one button, the report appears on your screen. It can´t get any easier. You gain information that cannot be measured in money, through reports: You know exactly what the voters think.
- Engage voters,
- Enhance visits to your website and
- Promote democracy.
So what do you think? Should we start working now to make your election more democratic and transparent, for the benefit of the voters?
Try an example Votingaid
Here are a few satisfied VotingAid users:
Both voters and candidates alike have enjoyed using our Votingaid. Usability has proven to be great and the feedback we’ve received has been very positive. Our experiences of working with ZEF are wonderful; there are energetic, young people who are always with a very positive attitude innovating with us. An inspiring partner! Sami Ruokangas, MTV3