A legislative scorecard, in North American parlance, refers to any ranked balanced scorecard used to rank sitting legislators or candidates for legislative office on their voting record. It is also used to refer to ranked indexes of introduced or ratified legislation on certain criteria.
Scorecards are usually aggregated on an annual basis, and are often composed by political advocacy groups as educative tools for voters in their decision-making at the ballot box. They are also useful for endorsement of candidates by other organizations.
Notable legislative scorecards
- The American Conservative Union's scorecard
- Americans for Democratic Action
- Human Rights Campaign's scorecard
- Humane Society's scorecard
- League of Conservation Voters' scorecard
- National Taxpayers Union's scorecard
- Planned Parenthood's scorecard
- The American Civil Liberties Union's scorecard