Alignvote Now Displaying Sentiment

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve added a few enhancements to Alignvote.

Summary of Sentiment

How are end-users answering the survey? Now you can see a summary.

From the Voters Guide homepage, see the “Voter Sentiment” section. This shows you a rolled-up summary of how people are answering the quiz. As clearly described at the top of the page, this is NOT a scientific poll, nor is it represented as such. There are numerous reasons why this cumulative score might not reflect the reality in the race itself, including but not limited to duplicate quiz entries, selection bias of those taking the quiz, ineligible voters filling it out and more. But I thought some people might be interested in seeing what the cumulative inputs are.

All stances are shown, listed in descending order of stances taken, as in the partial screenshot below. Where the percentages don’t add up to 100%, the remainder is the percentage of respondents who chose not to answer that question. (Note that Alignvote doesn’t require that you answer all questions.)

As of 10/28/2019, here’s a snapshot for the results in the different Seattle City Council races:








Live View

On the homepage, you’ll see a Live View snapshot of the most recent top-ranking as well as people entering the survey.

Author: Steve Murch

Steve’s a Seattle-based entrepreneur and software leader, husband and father of three. He’s American-Canadian, and east-coast born and raised. Steve has made the Pacific Northwest his home since 1991, when he moved here to work for Microsoft. He’s started and sold multiple Internet companies. Politically independent, he writes on occasion about city politics and national issues, and created voter-candidate matchmaker Alignvote in the 2019 election cycle. He holds a BS in Applied Math (Computer Science) and Business from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University in Symbolic and Heuristic Computation, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated a George F. Baker Scholar. Steve volunteers when time allows with Habitat for Humanity, University District Food Bank, Technology Access Foundation (TAF) and other organizations in Seattle. read more

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