To make matters worse, much of the information that's been posted is very difficult to access, and even harder to search. Congressional votes, for example, are available online, but there's no simple way to search government Web sites for a given lawmaker's personal record. Imagine a voter in Ohio last week who hadn't yet decided whether to vote for you, in part because she didn't know your full record on, say, reducing gas prices. She might have tried to check how you voted on every energy bill that came before the Senate. But to get that information from the government, she would have had to click through literally hundreds of Web pages, scanning for your name.