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. In 2018, we were live nationwide, covering 95,000 candidates, all the way downballot. As we prepare for 2020, BallotReady is continuing to work to improve the robustness and quality of our information to ensure that every voter votes informed on their ballot.

 

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

Isabel Baskin Software Engineer

Isabel Baskin
Software Engineer

Linda Brito Senior Researcher

Linda Brito
Senior Researcher

Sebastian Ellefson Principal Researcher

Sebastian Ellefson
Principal Researcher

Alexis Greco Director of Customer Success

Alexis Greco
Director of Customer Success

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

David Spearman Data Director

David Spearman
Data Director

Ludo van den Boom Senior Engineer

Ludo van den Boom
Senior Engineer

Michael Weinrib Electoral Fellow

Michael Weinrib
Electoral Fellow