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Democracy Works is a team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers building the tools needed to upgrade the infrastructure of our democracy.

 
 

About us

Democracy Works is a team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers building the tools needed to upgrade the infrastructure of our democracy.

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OUR STORY

Our vision is straightforward:

Make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election. 

 
 
 

Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the status quo. 

After missing several elections as a graduate student living away from home, Seth Flaxman set out to build a reminder system alongside friend and classmate Kathryn Peters so no one would have to miss an election again. From that idea, we formed Democracy Works to use technology to power democracy. TurboVote—our first project—launched in September 2010. 

We’re building the tools needed to upgrade the infrastructure of our democracy and improve the voting experience for voters and election officials alike.

Since our founding, we have worked with colleges and universities, election officials, peer institutions, and corporate and nonprofit partners to achieve this goal.

 

 
 
 

Our Team


 
 
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We’re supported by an amazing board of directors and the generosity of many.

 

FUNDERS

 

Democracy Works Board of DIRECTORS