Welcome to Vote Match
The UK 2010 General Election version had over a million unique users’ complete 1.2 million surveys, with millions more page hits recorded.
Our Vote Match user survey found that.
- 99.4% of users found the site to be very or somewhat easy to use
- 75.3% were more aware of the policy differences between the parties after using the quiz
- 57% of users sought out more information about politics after taking the quiz.
- 12.7% of users changed their minds as to who to vote for on the basis of their result.
- 1 in 20 people surveyed (4.5%) said that they voted as a direct consequence of using the quiz.
In the past year Unlock Democracy has continued to pilot Vote Match for internal elections with great success. We have recently completed 13 University Student Union elections, as well as versions for the 2012 United States Republican Primaries, the Spanish General Election (in association with MSN), the Irish General Election, and a 2010 Labour leadership version (in association with The Guardian).
Vote Match is based on StemWijzer, developed by the Institute for Political Participation in the Netherlands. Originally a paper-based quiz started in 1988, one in three Dutch voters used StemWijzer in the run up to the 2006 Parliamentary elections. The German Wahl-O-Mat was used by one in five voters in the run up to the 2005 Parliamentary elections.
Past Vote Matches
Past Vote Matches
- British Youth Council Euro Elections 2014
- Oxfordshire County Council Elections 2013
- University of Birmingham Student Union Elections
- University of Cumbria Student Union Elections
- University of Kent Student Union Elections
- University of Leicester Student Union Elections
- University of Liverpool Guild Student Union Elections
- University of Liverpool John Moore Student Union Elections
- University of Manchester Student Union Elections
- University of Manchester Metropolitan Student Union Elections
- University of Salford Student Union Elections
- University of Northumbria Student Union Elections
- University of Sheffield Student Union Elections
- U.S. Republican Primary Elections
- 2011 Spanish General Election
- 2011 University of Leeds Student Union Elections
- 2011 Irish General Election
- 2010 Labour Leadership
- 2010 UK General Election
- 2009 European Election
- 2008 London Mayoral Election