Democracy Works

Co-founded in 2010 by Seth Flaxman and Kathryn Peters, 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 was 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.