"As a progressive in Houston, Texas, I feel like I have no voice in this year's Presidential Election. I am participating in VotePair because I can vote for either Nader or Cobb with a clear conscience while increasing the impact of my decision that Bush MUST be defeated. By swapping my Kerry vote with a progressive third-party supporter in one of the battleground states I feel like I will be heard after all while ensuring that their voice in support of third party efforts stays audible too. Thank you VotePair."
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How It Works
First, strategic voters enter their state and voting preference. They are then told whether they are voting in a swing state, where the race is close, or a secure state, where wide margins of victory are predicted for either Bush or Kerry.
Voters who register with VotePair will be paired with another participant via email. In this way, a swing state voter whose first choice is Nader, Cobb or Badnarik and a secure state voter whose first choice is Kerry can communicate with each other about strategic voting in the upcoming election. Pairing will facilitate dialogue and provide an opportunity for partners to make sure that their pairing partner is pledging in good faith.
See our discussion on how we determine swing states.