The Voter’s Self-Defense Manual is available to Missourians who want to do some research on their legislative, Congressional, and statewide candidates. The manual is a sampling of information on the Internet website run by Project Vote Smart, a non-partisan election-study group based in Montana. Spokesman Aaron Brock says the information tells voters how the candidates voted on various issues, where they get their money, and other things. The manual includes ratings from 16 special-interest groups, but more group ratings are available on Project Vote Smart’s website. The manual, and the website, also include the National Political Awareness test, in which candidates are asked to give their positions on aseries of touch issues. The website is www.vote-smart.org.