072: How Voting Should Work with Democracy Works

This episode features a discussion with Kathryn Peters, the co-founder of Democracy Works and Magdalena Kura, the Product Director at Democracy Works. Their work is helping register more voters across the country and increase participation in local and national elections.  



“One study of the 2012 elections estimated that as many as 3.9 million ballots requested never reached voters and another 2.9 million ballots received by voters did not make it back to election officials.” – Democracy Works


About Democracy Works

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.

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.