On November 8, 2016, Americans all over the country will be exercising their right to vote. In the meantime, it's your job as an American citizen to be informed of the issues and select a candidate whose views, goals and beliefs align with yours.
But for now, the presidential race is a crowded one with 23 candidates and potential candidates. Luckily in this day and age, doing research on presidential candidates has never been easier. Everything you need to know is readily available online. You just have to know where to look.
A good place to educate yourself on presidential candidates and the important issues is with the Crowdpac site. It bills itself as "the definitive resource for objective data on US political candidates" and has fun and easy-to-navigate models that can show you which candidates align with your beliefs.
When you first arrive at the Crowdpac home page, click the "Candidates & Races" tab at top to find the candidate for you. Here, you will be asked to select where you stand on various issues, from abortion to tax policy.
Select your stance on any of the issues by adjusting the slider, then see a list of candidates that match your beliefs. The list of candidates will also show you head shots of the candidates so you're more likely to remember them. How handy!
Not only can you see where the candidates stand on certain issues, Crowdpac also gives you information on their funding and donations.
The Crowdpac site isn't just limited to the presidential race either. You can go back to "Candidates & Races" and look up other elections and candidates at the federal, state and local levels.
Other parts of the Crowdpac site are just as exciting. The blog has interesting articles covering a wide variety of topics, plus there's fun quizzes you can take, such as "How liberal/conservative is your name?" and "Find your celebrity political twin."