Vote Smart is a non-profit organization that collects information about candidates that run for a public office in the United Staes. For each candidate, the organisation gathers background information and political positions in different areas. It then distribnutes this informton in different channels, such as print media, its website, or using a toll-free phone number. With this, it helps people decide who they shouid vote for. Richard Kimball founded the platform in the 1990s.