# Introduction

An election compass (also called a voting advice application) is a wonderful tool to help educate young and old about democracy. It is a great way to get everyone more involved in the election and can help to make politicians more transparent. It is simple to use, yet not simple to build. To help everyone run their own election compass, we wrote this guide. With your feedback, it will grow over time!

Make sure to also read the Technical Guide.


You can also watch a talk from the Remote Chaos Experience (2020) about Voting Advice Applications and the OpenElectionCompass with lot's of background information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGkGsCpC5M8 (opens new window)