Latarnik Wyborczy prepared a test checking political views. Based on them, we can find out which party we are closest to in the upcoming elections. On what basis does it work and what was the entire test like?
- What questions does the Electoral Lamplighter ask?
- Test results
- When are the 2023 parliamentary elections? Where to vote?
Latarnik Wyborczy helps you make an informed election decision. The Center for Civic Education asked national election committees important and current questions, which it then asks the portal users about. The best party proposal is based on the compliance of the user’s answer with the declaration of the electoral committees.
What questions does the Electoral Lamplighter ask?
There are 20 questions in total addressed to election committees and users. They include questions/statements such as:
The European Union should have less influence on Polish domestic policy;
Schools should have more freedom in choosing the content covered in the curriculum;
The competences of local governments should be increased at the expense of the central government;
Christian values should be the basis of the state’s social policy.
These and 16 other questions can be answered by choosing one of three options:
I do not agree;
I have no opinion.
After completing the test, we receive the result of compliance of our views with the views of all election committees. If a committee has not provided a response, this is indicated.
The main screen displays the percentage of agreement with specific political parties. If we want to find out what issues we agree on, just click on the “See committee responses” option.
In addition to the answers of all election committees, appropriate comments are added to each question. By selecting a given batch, a more extensive answer regarding the topic discussed will be displayed.
The lamplighter is a politically neutral tool. We make every effort to present the programs of all election committees in a reliable and equal way – explains Dr. Jędrzej Witkowski, president of the Center for Civic Education, in an interview with RMF FM.
When are the 2023 parliamentary elections? Where to vote?
Elections to the Sejm and Senate will be held on October 15, 2023. On that day, we can go to the electoral district assigned to our correspondence or registered address. If we are outside the commune we belong to on that day, we can register our willingness to take part in the elections at a different address.
If we do not yet know where we will be on election day, we should apply for a “voting rights certificate”. This allows us to be included in the elections in any constituency.
If we know the address and want to use it only for the current elections, we fill out an application to “be added to the voters’ list”. Applications can be submitted at the commune office or on the gov.pl website no later than 5 days before the election date.