Are you ready to find your political soulmate? Just like a dating app, we're giving you a first impression of the parties on offer this upcoming election.
Swipe to start tutorial

You will be shown a policy here. But you won't be told what party it belongs to.
for more information
on the policy.

Here we'll show you definitions of any jargon or political words that may be tricky to understand.
Swipe right to agree
Swipe left to disagree
Once you've answered enough questions, the
will light up meaning you have a match.
You can continue answering questions and check your match at any point afterwards to see if it has changed.
Swipe to continue
Are you ready to find your match?
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Big Q


What is Candidate?

Candidate is a web-based app that helps you find a date for the upcoming election.

Created in 2014 by Hannah Duder for the Virgin Voter Collective campaign, Candidate is designed to give a first impression of party policies across seven issues that matter to young Kiwis, and get you interested enough to find out more before the election.

You will be shown a number of policy statements that have come straight from the horse’s mouth - that is, directly from the political parties themselves to ensure an unbiased view. You will swipe left to disagree or right to agree with the statement, and are then matched with the political party that best suits you based on your answers.

The categories have 10* answers to the same question representing each party's response.

We approached all parties who were registered at the time of creation*.


*Except for the category of ‘transport’, which only has 9

*ACT and the Mana Party did not want to be involved with Candidate.

Confirm Your Match

Want to see what others think of your Candidate match? Here’s selection of quizzes to see how your political beliefs match the political parties in the September 2017 General Election.

ISideWith Quiz
YourNZ Quiz
OntheFence Quiz
TheSpinOff Quiz
Vote Compass Quiz

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