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Democracy Works

Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that utilizes technology to expand voter turnout and civic engagement across the United States.

Using Technology to Power Democracy

Democracy Works

In 2010, Sean Flaxman missed several elections as a graduate student living away from home due to lack of information. Inspired by this experience, in 2010, he joined forces with his classmate Kathryn Peters to build TurboVote: an innovative reminder system designed to increase voter access and improve election turnout. Two years later, Democracy Works was officially founded as a startup civic engagement technology organization. In the time since, Democracy Works has grown from a two-person operation to a team of nearly 80 employees, and has emerged as a leading nonpartisan institution sculpting the future of the American voting experience.

In partnership with universities, nonprofit organizations, and brands, Democracy Works provides easy-to-use tools for voters, vital support for election officials, and uplifts comprehensive data for elections. Democracy Works' impact is significant. To name a few accolades, TurboVote currently serves more than 9 million subscribers, and Ballot Scout, a tool used by voters and election officials to locate ballots in the USPS system, tracked more than 2.7 million ballots in 2018 alone. The organization's work is guided by a singular vision: strengthening civic engagement in American democracy is a nonpartisan issue that we all benefit from.

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