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Release Date: 10/20/2014

Librarians from The Seattle Public Library provide fact-checking for 2014 Living Voter Guide

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The Seattle Public Library has once again partnered with CityClub to serve as official fact-checkers for the online 2014 Living Voters Guide.


The Living Voters Guide is a free, nonpartisan service that enables individuals in Washington state to discuss, research and ask questions about local and statewide ballot measures, as well as federal races.  Individuals simply type in their zip code and the November election ballot measures and federal races from their districts appear.


Individuals can review or add to the pros and cons written by other users of the site. If individuals want items verified, they can click on the "Ask a librarian to fact check this point" button. After researching the content of flagged claims, librarians from The Seattle Public Library post a response with citations, and assign each claim a status of "accurate," "questionable," or "unverifiable"-all within 48 hours of a request.


The first version of the Living Voters Guide was created through a grant by the University of Washington in 2010. The 2014 guide was funded through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and sponsorship from The Boeing Company.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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