"I am a resident of Utah and I am not republican. I voted the first chance I was legally able. Once I realized how the Electoral College affects voting and that I lived in a republican state, I quit voting. 12 years later I have decided to vote knowing that my vote will not matter since I still reside in Utah. I can't sit idly by any more. I have spent a lot of time informing myself by researching the presidential candidates. VotePair gives me hope in my return to voting. Thank you for giving back my right to vote and have it count."
Cedar City, UT
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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.