About Vote Compass

Vote Compass is an interactive electoral literacy application developed by a team of political scientists. Its aim is to stimulate voter engagement in elections and encourage discussion on public policy. Vote Compass results are not intended and should not be interpreted as voting advice, nor as a prediction as to which party or candidate a given user intends to vote for. It is rather an entry point into a discussion of party positions on a suite of issues relevant in a given election campaign. For information visit

Clifton van der Linden, Executive Director
Yannick Dufresne, Director of Communications
Gregory Eady, Director of Analytics
Kelly Hinton, Director of Operations
Jennifer Hove, Director of Research
Peter Loewen, Director of Strategy
Yvonne Su, Associate Director of Advancement

Project Steering Committee
Fred Cutler, University of British Columbia
Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
Andrew Owen, University of British Columbia
Mark Pickup, Simon Fraser University
Steve Weldon, Simon Fraser University

Project Associates
Charles Breton, University of British Columbia
Faruk Pinar, University of British Columbia

Academic Advisory Board

André Blais, University of Montreal
Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University
Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
Neil Nevitte, University of Toronto

CBC Liaisons
Alison Broddle, Executive Producer, CBC News Vancouver

Jack Nagler, Managing Editor, CBC Radio News
Marissa Nelson, Managing Editor,
Kristin Wozniak, Manager, CBC Audience Research

Application Development

Kristen Hevenor, General Manager

Vlad Shalamov, System Architect

Brian Skene, Designer

Marlon Valenzuela, Lead Developer

Amy Tilarso, Interactive Developer

Anthony Cholmondeley, Developer

Alan Chiu, Systems Manager, iDigital Internet
Kevin Liang, General Manager, iDigital Internet
Matthew McKinney, Business Development Manager, iDigital Internet
Kings Wong, IT Manager, iDigital Internet