Accurate elections are an essential part of free and fair elections and assumed to be the norm in our representative democracy. And yet, error and fraud are endemic in our unsecured and partisan election systems, most significantly in those swing states that determine the outcome of the Electoral College.
Democracy Counts is a non-profit, non-partisan organization creating technology for independent, citizen-led audits that can successfully challenge suspect elections before results are certified.
By putting open and easy to use tools in the hands of citizens, we hope to strengthen democracy by shining a light on the injustices and inequalities at all levels of election systems, both here and abroad.
Democracy Counts began after observers of the 2016 in Broward County, Florida grew frustrated with attempts to conduct an independent audit of precinct results, where issues were clearly evident. Volunteers were plenty, but lacking were the tools to collect actionable evidence that could be used in court. What resulted are some of the most out-of-the box ideas tapping digital technology, the power of crowd-sourcing and the law to help restore faith in our election systems and give voice back to those that have been suppressed.
Democracy Counts is focused on solving issues with our election systems to restore faith in democracy. We are currently expanding our base of organizations in crucial swing states that are interested in conducting primary and general election audits for 2020. If you are a member of any organization that is interested in conducting polling place audits or could contribute in any other way to our efforts, please Contact Us.