This page is for the voters and volunteers working to ensure a free and fair US election.
With a pandemic and concerted voter suppression efforts threatening to thwart the voice of the people, civic technologists have launched an unprecedented array of efforts to protect the vote. Here we highlight some of the many election tech projects represented in the broader Civic Tech Field Guide.
Matt Stempeck is the curator of the Civic Tech Field Guide and served as Director of Digital Mobilization at Hillary for America.
Allison Fine is among the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers and strategists for using technology for social good and a founding board member of Civic Hall.
Micah Sifry is the co-founder of Civic Hall, author of nine books, and editor of the newly-launched newsletter The Connector.
This tech seeks to help voters overcome suppression and bureaucratic hurdles to exercising their right to vote (including the concept of voter registration itself).
- Holidays, Learn about civic tech, The People, Voter registration, Voter-registration-US
National Voter Registration Day is a holiday celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September. It's goal is to focus attention on the importance of registering to vote and voting in our democracy during a single day of on-the-ground and digital efforts lead by government, nonprofits, and businesses.
- 2020-election-admin, Election administration, Govtech, Help out, Pro bono and volunteer, Supporting specific public sector efforts from outside government, Voting and elections
We place experienced, pro-bono technologists to work with government and organizations responding to crisis, to quickly deliver critical services and infrastructure that support the needs of the public. We’re non-partisan, fast, and free.
RideShare2vote provides full training for drivers regarding voter laws as well as implementing CDC guidelines regarding masks, sanitizing before and after completing rides and social distancing with only one rider in the back seat.
- Ballot information, Civic data, Data schemas and standards, Help more people run for office, Voting and elections
The Local Office Function Index (LOFI) is a standardized, nationwide dataset of what your elected officials are responsible for and how you can engage with them.
The WeVote app is a one stop shop to learn about the candidates and your voting rights and responsibilities, act on Election Day by voting or volunteering and share events you plan to attend and materials you have read.
- Engagement tech, Meet the others, Peer networks, Socialize online, The People, The Tech, Voter outreach, Voting and elections
Vote Forward volunteers encourage fellow citizens to participate in our democracy by writing and sending letters at their own expense. A diverse community of more than 150,000 volunteers from all over the country has written letters in 2020.
The New York Times asked officials in every state and the District of Columbia about their reporting processes and what share of votes they expect to be counted by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Here’s what they said to expect.
- Election observation, Engagement tech, Help out, Pro bono and volunteer, The People, The Tech, Voting and elections
Protect the Vote is a national coalition of nonpartisan organizations focused on making sure everyone can vote. They have great volunteer opportunities across the country.