Candidate comparison websites are a vital election tool, but can they be trusted?

Candidate comparison websites are a vital election tool, but can they be trusted?
Politics lecturer Julienne Molineaux says candidate scorecards provide voters with a much-needed information shortcut. (Image: Supplied)
Jem Traylen
Voting in local elections isn’t easy, particularly for those of us who don’t closely follow council politics. Busy and overwhelmed voters are increasingly turning to websites that provide easy side-by-side comparisons of candidates. But are these a useful addition to our democracy or are they simply a tool for manipulating an unsuspecting public? BusinessDesk looked at three popular websites: Policy.nz, How to Vote and Vote Local.We can unreservedly recommend Policy.nz due to its totally non-partisan and objective approach...

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