What is a Scorecard?
Often used in sports and business, scorecards note the improvement or lack thereof of a player, team or institution.
Similarly in politics, scorecards provide information on the status or progress of politicians and how much they align with your organization.
Because it is important to be unified with your members or supporters, Scorecards allow you to rank elected officials based on their voting record. This aligns your organization with your advocates and can help your supporters in their decision-making at the ballot box.
Why are Scorecards important?
Leveraging lawmaker's voting histories with legislative scorecards can be a powerful tool of persuasion, both with lawmakers and with your advocates.
How often should our organization put together a Scorecard?
Generally, Scorecards are aggregated and put together on an annual basis, immediately after session, so that your organization can communicate with one unified voice to your supporters. In addition, organizations typically put together a scorecard during election years to help inform their supporters on how to vote.
How do I get started with Scorecards?
Generally, organizations start by determining all of the bills that impact their organization and determine their stances - For/Against/No Position. From there, they rank the bills in terms of importance to the organization and their supporters. `
Typically, we see organizations put together three weights for their bills:
- Critically Important = 8 Points
- Very Important = 4 Points
- Important = 2 Points
After that, simply put in your bills and positions into the Scorecards area of your account, and VoterVoice will take care of the rest!
Learn more on how to implement Scorecards below: