VoteWatch
VoteWatch
1.1

2.8

VoteWatch free download for Mac

VoteWatch

1.1
21 February 2007

Widget shows recent votes in US Congress.

Overview

VoteWatch is a widget showing recent votes in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Enter your ZIP code to see how your senators and representative voted!

What's new in VoteWatch

Version 1.1:
  • New visual design by Brendan Donohoe
  • Improved handling of 9-digit ZIP codes

4 VoteWatch Reviews

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Jctull
21 February 2007

Most helpful

What a great idea. This really makes an American feel closer to the action (although this is probably a false sense of reality), and it enhances civic engagement simply and effectively by allowing one to easily track actions in Congress. Currently, the archive is ill-structured, but that does not effect the product performance. As far as I can tell, it seems to work well. I used my zip code + 5 and my rep and 2 senators were added to vote tracking. Thanks for making this one!
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Version 1.1
DovTodd
29 July 2014
After installing this, I was almost immediately, later in the same day, told by MacUpdate that there was an upgrade for this. It was an ancient upgrade, I forget the date on the upgrade. The upgrade should be already integrated within this widget by now. I installed the upgrade. Well, didn't work. The screen within the widget is still blank. I also defragmented my MacBook and then tried this again, wanted to see if doing so made any difference. It didn't. I finally uninstalled this widget. In my previous post (see 7/15/2014 below), I held back from rating this. But there's just nothing here at all, at least not in 2014. I've finally decided it's time to gave a rating. I tried to give it a rating of 0 stars, but apparently that's not allowed, was told: "Please complete Your Star Rating." Ok, apparently the lowest possible rating I can give it is 0.5 half star.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
DovTodd
DovTodd
29 July 2014
Found more info about the upgrade. It is version 1.1, already described above at the top of this page under "What's New" in its description of the contents of "Version 1.1," and was released Feb. 21, 2007.
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DovTodd
16 July 2014
I installed this, and it said, "Problem loading voting information!" No voting information appeared on this dashboard widget at all. The dashboard widget was otherwise completely blank. Today is July 15, 2014, but the 5-week Congressional summer recess in 2014 isn't until August, so that wouldn't be a good explanation for why there's no voting information in this widget. This widget has not been updated since 2007, that's 7 years, so maybe it doesn't work in Mavericks? I'm tempted to give this zero stars, since there's just nothing to see. But then again, how do I know for sure 100% that the problem isn't coming from somewhere else rather than from this widget? How does this widget even get this Congressional voting information in the first place? So I'm going to make this a comment instead. Since this widget is free, you can download this and test it to see if it works for you. Can the developer fix this?
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Version 1.1
Johnhaneysoftware
22 February 2007
Thanks for the kind review. I have fixed the archive...
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Version 1.1
Jctull
21 February 2007
What a great idea. This really makes an American feel closer to the action (although this is probably a false sense of reality), and it enhances civic engagement simply and effectively by allowing one to easily track actions in Congress. Currently, the archive is ill-structured, but that does not effect the product performance. As far as I can tell, it seems to work well. I used my zip code + 5 and my rep and 2 senators were added to vote tracking. Thanks for making this one!
Like
Version 1.1
Free

2.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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