Everyone Counts talks Election Technology at Tech+ 2017

Leader in Voter Registration System & Online Voting to participate in tech and politics hackathon

Everyone Counts is a sponsor and participant in Tech+ Politics + Society + You 2017, a 48 hour hackathon focused on problem solving for the common good.

James Simmons, Everyone Counts’ VP of Technology & Operations, will speak during the event kick-off about the intersection of technology and democracy and highlight innovative yet achievable ways to bring them together.

“Election and civic technology is in desperate need of innovation, and the key driver of that innovation is engagement and collaboration across government, commercial, academic, and individual stakeholders,” said Simmons. “There are some big changes right over the horizon, and some big challenges in both technology and policy to overcome along the way. Events like this - and the ongoing engagement that follows - are a key part of tackling them.”

Everyone Counts’ Jud Neer and Dave Finlay will mentor participants in the “Tech + Democracy: In Search of Verified Elections” track. They will bring their experience building and operating election systems and knowledge of real-world barriers to help the team solve a particular challenge.

Hosted by Debug Politics & Startup Policy Lab,  Tech + Politics + Society + You 2017 takes place on December 8-10, in  San Francisco, CA. The event is free to attend. Visit their website for more details.

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ABOUT Everyone Counts
Everyone Counts provides elegantly simple software and exceptional services to upgrade the election process. The eLect brand offers unrivaled web-based voting products including Voter Registration, Online Voting, and Remote Accessible Voting (RAV). The product suite is designed to address pain points facing election officials today, including security, accessibility, cost and sustainability.

ABOUT Startup Policy Lab
Startup Policy Lab (SPL) is a nonprofit organization that promotes innovative governance and data-driven policymaking to facilitate systemic change.

ABOUT Debug Politics
Debug Politics is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that transforms tech community frustration into a catalyst for civic change.

Stefanie Histed

Communications & Administrative Manager Stefanie Histed is proud to help introduce eLect VRS to counties and states looking to modernize, in part because streamlining administrative processes and improving efficiency satisfies her passion for good logistics. She has a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations from San Diego State University.