Political Tap is a web and mobile tool designed to help American voters make informed decisions about representatives and candidates during elections. According to a 2018 poll, approximately 29% of surveyed citizens claimed that they were not well-informed about their candidates, with only 14% being registered voters. In another 2018 survey, roughly 45% of participants reported having very little to no trust in television news. American voters do not feel as if they have the proper outlets of information on candidates' values while also not being aware of who is on the ballot. Our solution to these problems relies on developing an application which provides a list of candidates to users based on location and highlights their positions on major political issues through aggregated social media posts. This helps increase voter awareness and allows for easier comparison among candidates, making citizens feel more comfortable, confident, and knowledgeable at the polls.
Advisor: Abdou Fall