Vote Smart cultivates a network of advisors who inform and substantiate the organization's work. Our advisors are leading experts in political research and journalism, and are from all across the political spectrum. Together, they review every key vote selection, every bill summary, and every question presented to candidates through the Political Courage Test to ensure absolute nonpartisanship, relevance, clarity, and accuracy.


Dr. Paul Herrnson
Professor - University of Connecticut

Dr. Paul Petterson
Professor of Political Science - Central Connecticut State University

Mr. Keith Phaneuf
Reporter - CT Mirror

Dr. William Salka
Professor of Political Science - Eastern Connecticut State University