About Us

Right now it’s almost impossible to cast an informed vote on every race and referendum. As a result, too many voters guess, leave blanks, or on Election Day stay home altogether.

But elections matter - and not just for president. At BallotReady, we’re on a mission to make democracy work the way it should by informing voters on their entire ballot.

BallotReady aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums on your ballot. We link everything back to its original source so voters can verify any piece of information, and we make every effort to confirm details with the candidates themselves, giving them the opportunity to share even more information.

We started in 2015, making paper voter guides for the Chicago mayoral runoff. With initial support from the National Science Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, BallotReady has continued to grow. Now, in 2018, we’re creating downballot voter guides nationwide and working to help every midterm voter cast an informed vote.

 

Meet the Team

 

At BallotReady, we’re on a mission to make democracy work the way it should by informing voters on their entire ballot.

  Alex Niemczewski   CEO

Alex Niemczewski
CEO

  Aviva Rosman  COO

Aviva Rosman
COO

  Gaby Bosquez  Researcher and Voter Outreach Associate

Gaby Bosquez
Researcher and Voter Outreach Associate

  Ilias Bowen-Sicalides  Senior Researcher

Ilias Bowen-Sicalides
Senior Researcher

  Linda Brito  Electoral Fellow

Linda Brito
Electoral Fellow

  James Burnham  Electoral Fellow

James Burnham
Electoral Fellow

  Sebastian Ellefson  Principal Researcher

Sebastian Ellefson
Principal Researcher

  Nicole Isca  Director of Voter Outreach

Nicole Isca
Director of Voter Outreach

  Alexander Lecocq  Senior Researcher

Alexander Lecocq
Senior Researcher

  Carly LeQuire  Director of Partner Success

Carly LeQuire
Director of Partner Success

  Adam Levine  Senior Researcher and Special Projects

Adam Levine
Senior Researcher and Special Projects

  Maneet Mander  Researcher and Partner Success Associate

Maneet Mander
Researcher and Partner Success Associate

  Melissa Mauter  VP of Data

Melissa Mauter
VP of Data

  Mike Saunders  CTO

Mike Saunders
CTO

  Patrick Senat  Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Patrick Senat
Director of Business Development and Partnerships

  Joshua Tatro  Electoral Fellow

Joshua Tatro
Electoral Fellow

  Adam Thai  Researcher and Partner Success Associate

Adam Thai
Researcher and Partner Success Associate

  Tessa Vierk  Partner Success Associate

Tessa Vierk
Partner Success Associate

  Ludo van den Boom  Senior Software Engineer

Ludo van den Boom
Senior Software Engineer