Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way we live.
We're a team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers building the tools needed to upgrade the infrastructure of our democracy and improve the voting experience for voters and election officials alike. Our vision is straightforward: make voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election.
Our first offering is TurboVote, an online service to help every American vote in every election—local, state, and national. Users who need to register or vote by mail receive completed forms with an addressed, stamped envelope to make voting easier. All users who opt in get text and email reminders with important election information, key dates, and deadlines.
Ballot Scout, our second product, helps local election administrators track absentee ballots by the tens of thousands as they travel through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process and making it easier to follow up when things go awry. We also work with the Pew Charitable Trusts and Google to ensure that the Voting Information Project’s data is up-to-date and ready from one election to the next, for the millions and millions of voters who rely on it.
We are constantly innovating to find ways we can help make voting easier.