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Restaffed EAC Advances Voting Systems in First Meeting

By Adam Ambrogi / 2015 February 25th

At its first meeting on Tuesday, the new quorum of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) took an important, much-awaited step toward making the work of election officials easier Read More

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Strengthening Florida’s Elections Today

By Lauren Strayer / 2015 February 20th

Today, in Tallahassee, elections officials and experts from Florida and across... Read More

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How Will Technology Reshape the Way We Think about Elections and Campaign Finance?

By Joe Goldman / 2015 February 19th

Leading technologists from Silicon Valley, political consultants, commissioners from the FEC, and academics will come together at a conference sponsored by the Democracy Fund to discuss how emerging technology will impact campaign communication, mobilization, and fundraising in the future. Read More

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Funder Collaboration Launches $3 Million Competition to Better Inform and Engage Voters

By Tom Glaisyer / 2015 February 12th

Today, the Democracy Fund joined with the Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Rita Allen Foundation to launch... Read More

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Welcome to Betsy Wright Hawkings

By Joe Goldman / 2015 January 6th

The Democracy Fund is delighted to welcome Betsy Wright Hawkings as the new Program Director for our Governance Initiative... Read More

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How are We Doing? Lessons from our First Grantee Perception Survey

By Joe Goldman / 2014 December 31st

Measurement and evaluation play an important role in how we at the Democracy Fund approach our work. We believe that we have a responsibility to be transparent about the progress... Read More

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Our Growing Team

By Joe Goldman / 2014 November 10th

I’m incredibly proud of how much progress we have made in the short time since our launch and in particular would like to share that four incredible people have... Read More

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“We’re going to fix that.”

By Adam Ambrogi / 2014 November 4th

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama brought national attention to ongoing problems in election administration, most notably long lines at polling places on Election Day. What came next... Read More

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2014 for 2016: Supporting Innovations in Voter Information

By Tom Glaisyer / 2014 October 16th

Last week, we shared our early research on voter information platforms and the breadth of exciting new organizations that our research unearthed. The impetus: The Hewlett Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation and the Democracy Fund all share an interest in better equipping voters with the information they need: to participate in elections, vote in ways that reflect their interests, understand candidate positions and ballot issues, and to keep track of their representatives. Read More

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The Rapidly Expanding Field of “Voter Information Platforms”

By Tom Glaisyer / 2014 October 8th

How will voters find information in 2014? For those who care about US democracy, this question is front and center in a world where both the structure of the news media and the channels through which voters get information are in flux. Read More

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