CONCORD – A new website was launched last month: Liberty Ballot. It enables New Hampshire voters to quickly and easily select their town from a dropdown list. They then get a printable copy of their Sept. 9th primary ballot, prepopulated with liberty-friendly candidates for whom to vote. Shire Liberty News interviewed one of the creators of the site for more info.
SLN: When was Liberty Ballot officially launched?
LB: Liberty Ballot had a soft launch two weeks before the New Hampshire primary. Dozens of people gave lots of great feedback and some improvements were made to the website. On September 2nd, one week before the New Hampshire primary, Liberty Ballot was presented to the press via a press release.
Liberty Ballot Press Release
On the night before the New Hampshire election, many Granite Staters will be asking similar questions. Which candidates support smaller government? Where to vote? When to vote? Voting for liberty can be complicated – make it easy with http://LibertyBallot.com. Click on your town and then click “Get Ballot”. A sample ballot filled out with good candidate recommendations for the contested Republican Primary races will appear. Save the ballot to your phone, bring up the website in the voting booth or even print out a personal copy of the ballot.
Dozens of grassroots freedom activists completed hundreds of hours of research to make Liberty Ballot a reality. Keep in mind that some of the races have more than one good candidate. In those cases, use Liberty Ballot as a jumping off point for your own research. See the Liberty Ballot FAQ for answers to frequently asked questions.
SLN: Who is behind Liberty ballot?
LB: Many New Hampshire liberty activists volunteered to create Liberty Ballot. We have two co-creators, a web developer, a graphic designer and dozens more involved with the recommendations.
SLN: How is Liberty Ballot being funded?
LB: Grassroots liberty activists are draining their bank accounts to make it easier for people to vote for liberty!
SLN: What methodology was used to come up with your recommendations?
LB: Since the types of races varied from county races to executive and legislative races, it was impossible to use a standardized type of methodology – such as that used by the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance (NHLA). Information from a large variety of groups and people was considered. The Liberty Ballot FAQ has a partial list of the organizations from which we derived information. For example, whenever possible, the NHLA score from the four most recent years a legislator served were averaged together.
SLN: What are your plans for the future?
LB: Our next step is to present the liberty recommendations for the general election in November.
SLN: Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know about Liberty Ballot?
LB: Please tell your friends about Liberty Ballot. This is the first time this political technology has ever been used. Nationwide, statists are very upset with the New Hampshire liberty community for creating and using this technology to promote liberty candidates. Two years from now, this technology might be copied by statist organizations or even banned. This election might be the only one where liberty candidates have the advantage of this technology all to ourselves. Let’s not waste our one shot.