Websites for monitoring the past performance of elected representatives in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are analysed according to how they meet the voters’ information needs. The case study reveals two distinct models of information provision. One model supports the evaluation of the enactment of election programmes by political parties, the other model supports the monitoring of the performance of individual representatives in terms of the voters’ current preferences. Guidelines are suggested for the design of retrospective voter information websites.

e-democracy, performance evaluation, public governance, public management, public sector, representative democracy, retrospective voter information websites, voter empowerment, voting records
Department of Public Administration
hdl.handle.net/1765/11507
Department of Public Administration

Edwards, A.R. (2006). Facilitating the monitorial voter. Department of Public Administration. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/11507