About Us


Mission Statement



  • SMART Elections is a new non-partisan project dedicated to informing and educating communities about how they can achieve better security, accessibility and inclusiveness in their elections, while reducing corruption. There are currently four main sectors in the election reform movement: voting rights, disability rights, anti-corruption (getting money out of politics) and security. These groups are powerful individually – but tend to work in isolation of each other. Our nation’s elections are in disrepair. A broad-based coalition working cooperatively across the political spectrum can bring the attention and resources necessary for significant improvement. 

  • We believe that working together reform groups can elevate the issue of repairing our broken elections into an urgent national priority. SMART elections is dedicated to that effort.

SMART stands for

  • Secure
  • Marked* & Audited by Hand
  • Accessible & Accurate
  • Registration for all eligible voters
  • Transparent

*(for those who are able) 



Technical Advisory Team

Accessibility Team

Anti-Corruption Advisor

Audits & Observation Team

Digital Ballot Image Team

  • John Brakey – Co-Founder & Director AUDIT-USA 
  • Emily Levy - Director of Communications AUDIT-USA

Election Officials Advisory Team

Legal Advisor

  • Jarret Berg – Attorney and Voting Rights Advocate

Legislation Team

  • Allegra Dengler - Co-Founder; Citizens for Voting Integrity, New York
  • Deborah Porder - Attorney; Co-Leader; Indivisible Scarsdale, New York

Outreach Team

Voting Rights Team

our philosophy

Advisory Team Members come from a variety of backgrounds and represent a diverse collection of viewpoints. Their membership does not represent an endorsement of the information offered by this organization. Nor does this project endorse any specific action or opinion of the advisory team members. We have come together with the belief that by attempting to listen and understand each others’ perspectives we can collectively work more effectively toward a goal that we all cherish – a more fair and effective democracy.