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. Tamara Bell
Lecturer - University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jennifer Clark
Assistant Professor - University of Houston

Dr. Keith Hamm
Professor - Rice University

Dr. Robert Lowry
Professor and Political Science Program Head - University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Harvey Tucker
Professor - Texas A&M University