Democracy Works

For Strategic Planning Meeting

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About the Grantee
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20 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201, United States
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for general operating support  
Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to using technology to power democracy. They partner with election officials, peer institutions, and corporate and nonprofit partners to build tools needed to improve the voting experiences of voters and election officials alike. Among their notable tools, Democracy Works created and manages TurboVote, which not only guides voters through the registration process and mail ballot requests, but also provides timely, relevant, accurate information on elections.
for support of TurboVote to continue Electionline, a site for election reform news and information  
Founded in 2001, Electionline serves as a key source for federal, state and local elections administrators, academics, journalists and others to learn about recent news and best practices in elections administration. Electionline provides a specialized clips service tracking relevant news in the field via a once-a-week news analysis/article, opinion updates, important calendaring information, and other resources. Previously housed at Pew Charitable Trusts, Electionline was at risk of going dark after spinning off. For the next year, Electionline will work with TurboVote to improve operations while longer-term arrangements are determined. This grant will support operations during a one year period, as well as site and technical improvements, improved social media, and development planning, all in an effort to enhance longer-term sustainability. It will thus continue to serve a vital informing, networking, and stabilizing role in a field already being buffeted by substantial legal and regulatory changes, on the one hand, and the forthcoming recommendations of the President's Commission on Election Administration, on the other.

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