PolTrack App Demo

Last updated 18 Sep 2021 for PolTrack version 0.27.0

Open the demo version of PolTrack app and follow the steps below.

  1. Configure PT Report
    1. Select Politicians
      1. Click Select Politicians
      2. Enter senator + florida in search input box.
      3. Click the checkbox next to Rubio, Marco A to select this politician.
      4. Enter desant* in search input box.
      5. Select DeSantis, Ronald D.
    2. Select Action Opinions by Provider Name
      1. Make sure DeSantis, Ronald D is still selected.
      2. Click By Info Provider. (Info Provider is a source of information about actions of politicians.)
      3. Click Get Action Opinions.
      4. Click the checkbox next to American Conservative Union.
      5. Click Filter by provider name slide toggle.
      6. Type cons* in the input box below the slide toggle and hit ENTER.
      7. Click Get Action Opinion button.
      8. In the search results, select League of Conservation Voters.
    3. Select Action Opinions by Action Keywords
      1. Select Rubio on the left side.
      2. Click By Action Keywords.
      3. In the action keywords box, type guns "social security" including the quote marks, and click Search Actions
      4. Select (click the checkbox next to) the first search result item (2017 Senate roll call vote 66).
      5. Scroll down in the search results if necessary and find the action opinion labeled S. 731 introduced in 2015 from provider National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
      6. Click the blue [more] link.
      7. Close the pop-up by clicking the Close button at the bottom or anywhere outside the pop-up.
      8. Select the S. 731 introduced in 2015 action opinion by clicking its checkbox
  2. Get PolTrack Report
    1. Activate PT Membership
      1. Click Done With Configuration or PT Report in the top menu.
      2. If you see NO active membership message, click Select existing membership. Otherwise, skip the next step and continue.
      3. In the PolTrack Membership screen, enter 89DF2C2B-6F74-4D42-A858-3FA92EE8A3B3 as membership ID, and click Find Membership. Once the membership is activated, click PT Report in the top menu.
    2. PT Report
      1. Click Show Report Configuation and then Hide Report Configuration.
      2. Click Get PolTrack Report.
      3. Click Get Action Opinions.
      4. Click the checkbox next to American Conservative Union.
      5. Click Filter by provider name slide toggle.
      6. Type cons* in the input box below the slide toggle and hit ENTER.
      7. Click Get Action Opinion button.
      8. In the search results, select League of Conservation Voters.
    3. Scorecard Detail Report
      Scorecard is a collection of action opinions from one info provider. This report shows all actions included in a scorecard and used in the score calcuation.
      1. In DeSantis, Ronald D section, click the bar graph representing the 2014 U.S. House of Representatives scorecard from American Conservative Union.
      2. Click the blue [more] link at the end of the description of 2014 House roll call vote 21.
      3. Close the vote description and scorecard detail pop-ups.
      4. Select (click the checkbox next to) the first search result item (2017 Senate roll call vote 66).
      5. Scorecards with three of fewer action opinions have no numeric score. In Rubio, Marco A section, click the bar graph labeled No Score of the 2016 U.S. Senate scorecard from National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
      6. Close the pop-up.
    4. Action Detail Report
      This report shows opinion from all info providers about a particular action. It is available only for actions that have an opinion from more than one info provider.
      1. In DeSantis, Ronald D section, click the bar graph representing the 2017 U.S. House of Representatives scorecard from League of Conservation Voters.
      2. Find the action 2017 House roll call vote 45 (third from the top) and click Action Detail button for this action.
      3. Close the action detail and scorecard detail pop-ups.
      4. Select (click the checkbox next to) the first search result item (2017 Senate roll call vote 66).
  3. Report Configuration Re-use
    The PolTrack app saves the most recent PT Report configuration in your browser.
    1. Close the web browser window or tab in which PolTrack is running.
    2. Re-open PolTrack in the same browser you had used before. (For example, if you used Firefox, be sure to re-open PolTrack in Firefox.)
    3. You should see the PT Report configuration you had used last. If you followed the above script exactly, that configuration should consist of two politicians
      • - DeSantis, Ronald D with two info providers: American Conservative Union and League of Conservation Voters.
      • - Rubio, Marco A also with two info providers: Gunowners of America and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.