Electionaire was created by a group of third-year students at Yale-NUS College. It is not supported, funded or aligned with any political party.
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The site does not ask who you plan to vote for. Electionaire compares your opinions on the issues of GE2015 with the policies of Singapore’s 10 political parties, then measures how much you agree with each of them.
The site does not ask for identifying information, log IP addresses or store cookies. Only you know your responses.
The team carefully examined party manifestos and public statements. When choosing issues to highlight, we also considered how many parties care about them. Volunteers from a diverse set of backgrounds and political leanings scored each party’s policies. We do not claim to perfectly represent each party’s positions. The algorithm used to calculate the matches between your opinions and the parties’ policies is available here.
Electionaire matches are merely estimates. We compare your opinions to the perceived stances of the ten parties as gathered by the research team. The research process was conducted as follows:
Your answers, which correspond to the same 0-4 scale, are then compared with the parties’ average ratings. The degree of difference between your answers and the parties’ average ratings is then weighted according to the degree of importance you indicated for each question. This deviation is then calculated into a percentage. The exact algorithm is as follows: