VOTO is a digital information platform aiming to reach those who are not currently exercising their right to vote. Candidates in local elections use VOTO to answer questions on (local) political issues. Voters can then compare what candidates are saying with what they, the voters, believe, giving them an easy tool to compare positions of political parties and candidates.
VOTO is supported by a community of dedicated individuals from civil society, academia, the media, and public institutions and is generating increased public interest in elections and local politics.
Little by little, the community is being built up, systematically evaluated, and improved together with people using VOTO in the local elections in Lower Saxony. Next, it will be gradually expanded to be used beyond local elections, e.g. for school or university elections.