CHICAGO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- eVoter (www.evoter.com) and Sun-Times Media, LLC, today announced a partnership that will link Illinois voters to election information, candidate profiles and organization endorsements in preparation for the February 2, 2010, primary election.
eVoter is the first online destination where voters, candidates and endorsing organizations make direct connections. The non-partisan website provides voters with the accurate, up-to-date information they need to make informed decisions on Election Day, from statewide races for Governor and U.S. Senator all the way down to candidates for County Board and Precinct Committeeman in every district in Illinois.
Through the partnership, Sun-Times Media will provide direct links from each of its newspaper websites to co-branded voter information services powered by eVoter. In the months leading up to the primary and 2010 general election, eVoter will power a search field on each of Sun-Times Media's websites that allows voters to search for more information quickly on a specific candidate or race.
"eVoter is pleased to announce its partnership with a respected, well-known news organization like the Chicago Sun-Times," said Adam Kravitz, CEO of Political Technologies LLC, owners and operators of eVoter. "Now, when voters turn to any of Sun-Times Media's websites to catch up on the latest local election news, they'll also have easy access to the powerful election resources provided by eVoter. This is an exciting new service that is unique to voters in Illinois."
"Sun-Times Media is excited to work with eVoter and bring eVoter's valuable voter tools to our marketplace, which will link Illinois voters with accurate and important election information," said Hunt Kingsbury, Vice President and General Manager of Interactive Media for Sun-Times Media.
eVoter allows voters to locate their polling place, generate and print a customized ballot, access an absentee ballot, look up endorsements from registered organizations, and donate to campaigns. In addition to the voter tools, candidates can purchase and customize an online profile, and endorsing organizations can publicize their candidate endorsements for a low cost. Searches on the co-branded sites will highlight candidates endorsed by the editorial staffs of the Sun-Times Media's newspapers.
Illinois, which has the nation's first primary election in 2010, is the first state where eVoter is available. Political Technologies plans to provide the service in more than a half-dozen states by the 2010 general election and all 50 states by 2012.
eVoter is the unbiased, non-partisan election information site where voters can generate a personalized sample ballot instantly, view candidate profiles, make contributions, view organizational endorsements, find polling places, request absentee ballot applications, and more. Owned and operated by Florida-based Political Technologies LLC (www.politicaltechnologies.com), eVoter is designed with the goal of providing voters with concise unbiased information on every candidate and measure on their ballot. With 7000+ Illinois Primary Election Candidates listed and 11,000+ polling places, eVoter is the destination for 2010 Illinois Primary Election information.
ABOUT SUN-TIMES MEDIA
Sun-Times Media is dedicated to being the premier source of local news and information for the greater Chicago area. Its media properties serve more than 300 communities across the region and include the Chicago Sun-Times and Suntimes.com; seven suburban daily newspapers, including the Beacon-News (Aurora), Courier-News (Elgin), Herald-News (Joliet), Lake County News-Sun, Naperville Sun, Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.) and the SouthtownStar; 39 weekly newspapers published by the Pioneer Press and 12 weekly Sun newspapers, as well as Web sites for those newspapers, centerstagechicago.com, RogerEbert.com and YourSeason.com.