SEATTLE, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Votocracy (www.Votocracy.com), which launched in June 2011 as the first interactive political platform, has pioneered a better way for like-minded constituents and candidates to connect. The popular social media platform has just introduced a matchmaking feature that pairs members with compatible candidates sharing similar views on today's top political issues. Using technology similar to that employed by online dating sites, Votocracy is making it even easier for Americans to connect, communicate and find a political candidate who shares their ideals.
"Today you can jump online for recommendations on where to eat or even who to date, why not for U.S. President?" asks Bryan Lee, co-founder and CEO of Votocracy. "Adding a matchmaking feature to Votocracy was an obvious next step for us. We have been thrilled with the activity on our site from both members and candidates, and wanted to make it even easier for the two to connect. We want to encourage Americans to get more involved in the political process, and we believe helping them find candidates that share similar values and ideologies is a big step in the right direction."
Votocracy matchmaking works by pairing member responses to the site's unique daily polls with the responses of presidential candidates. Members can start the matchmaking process by responding to a single poll, however, the more polls members answer, the stronger the compatibility will be with Votocracy's proposed presidential candidates. The proposed candidates will be ranked in order by compatibility percentage and members are able to contact any of their matches by sending them direct message or posting on their candidate wall within the Votocracy application. In addition to poll participation and matchmaking, Votocracy members can contribute to the site's daily political discussions, help raise support for their top candidates, and even contribute funds toward the candidate registration fee for friends, colleagues or mentors they believe should make a run for office.
Interested candidates can start to campaign with Votocracy for as little as $1, gaining access to national supporters through social media networks, Votocracy's vocal online community and through scheduled offline events. Regardless of the political motive, Votocracy makes it easy and fun to participate – whether just testing the political waters or launching a serious bid for the White House.
To join in the presidential race, preview current candidates or get involved yourself, visit Votocracy at www.Votocracy.com.
Votocracy is a social media platform that harnesses the power and reach of Facebook and Twitter while putting the fun, passion and public engagement back into politics. For as little as $1, any man, woman or teen of voting age can register and start their campaign with Votocracy and gain access to millions of potential supporters through social media networks, daily interactive polls, national advertising campaigns, Votocracy's online community, and through offline events. The brainchild of a speculative "well if I were President" dinner conversation among seasoned marketing and technology veterans, Votocracy aims to be the great political equalizer and return the voice of politics back to the people. Learn more or jump into the action at www.Votocracy.com.