What Is a Dispatch Voters Guide?


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The Dispatch Voters Guide is an informational guide about local political candidates and ballot issues published prior to elections by "The Columbus Dispatch" of Columbus, Ohio. The guide itself is nonpartisan and is a creation of a group called e.thePeople. The Columbus Dispatch publishes its endorsements for candidates at www.Dispatch.com/endorsements.

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Founded in 1999, e.thePeople is a nonprofit organization that publishes election information online for voters at the local, state and federal level. Newspapers such as "The Columbus Dispatch" and civic organizations use e.thePeople's Voters Guide to assist voters in making educated choices during elections.

E.thePeople also publishes a Citizen Guide to aggregate social media sources from each candidate, putting them all in one place for a voter to see. As of 2015, this application is in the beta stage of development.

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