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

Linda Brito  Senior Researcher

Linda Brito
Senior Researcher

Sebastian Ellefson  Principal Researcher

Sebastian Ellefson
Principal Researcher

Adam Levine  Senior Researcher, Special Projects

Adam Levine
Senior Researcher, Special Projects

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

David Spearman Data Director

David Spearman
Data Director

Ludo van den Boom  Senior Engineer

Ludo van den Boom
Senior Engineer