From a usability standpoint, I sure like Virginia’s “Who’s my legislator?” function a lot better than the US House of Representatives’ version. Today, as we set about crafting a communication to members about RPAC’s endorsements for Tuesday’s elections, I found myself frustrated with the options members could use to identify their congressional district and legislator. Then I stumbled into govtrack.us. Use this site for just a few minutes and I think you’ll agree it’s a very useful source of information for the informed voter.
Take for example, this link: GovTrack: Virginia’s Representatives – Congressional District Maps. It brings you to an interactive and intuitive map that identifies your congress(wo)man and district number. It also provides some cool data about your legislator, including how many votes they’ve missed, an index of their conservative/liberal voting tendencies, and RSS feeds so you can track a legislator.
Thumbs up for govtrack.us.