PHOENIX, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Citizens Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) will launch a new suite of voter education tools this winter designed to provide easily accessible, digestible information so Arizonans can be informed as the 2016 election cycle heats up.
The new tools, including an intuitive Smart Phone App, are coming in response to research fielded by the CCEC where voters said that the voting process is overwhelming and that they had difficulty finding unbiased resources that cut through rhetoric and provided clear facts.
"The way voters get their information is changing and we recognize that," said Mitch Laird, chairman of the Clean Elections Commission. "Our new tools are designed to provide unbiased information about the candidates and their positions and to make the process of voting clear and easy."
The new suite of easy-to-use voter information resources that will be rolled out by the CCEC are:
- Online Voter Tool – Allows voters to filter information according to issues that matter to them and see where the candidates stand.
- Smart Phone App – Built the way millennials think, this tool provides centralized voter resources providing everything necessary to make an informed decision, find their polling place and even support a candidate.
- Citizen's Initiative Review – A panel of 20 randomly selected, demographically diverse voters that hears directly from policy experts and campaigns for/against measures and then issues a fact-based statement for voters at election time.
- Revised Candidate Statement Pamphlet – District specific and designed for voters in English, Spanish, Navajo and Sun Sounds for voters who prefer paper.
- Improved Debate Format – Allows for more questions from the audience and ability for voters watching the debate remotely to submit questions via the Smart Phone App.
- Native American Outreach Plan – Provides enhanced information for Native American communities.
- Find My Elected Officials Tool – Allows voters to quickly identify and immediately connect with their representatives to ask them questions and address concerns.
About Citizens Clean Elections Commission
The Citizens Clean Elections Act was passed by voters in 1998 to promote participation in the political process and to ensure Arizona's politics are free from corruption. The act includes administration of voter education and campaign finance programs. The commission is an independent state body made up of individuals who have sworn to faithfully administer the Clean Elections Act.
To learn more about the role of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, visit www.azcleanelections.gov. Follow us: Twitter.com/AZCCEC and on Facebook.com/AZCleanElections.
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