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Benetech Partners with Kapor Center and Lawyers’ Committee to Ensure Election Protection
In the summer of 2016, the Washington, D.C.-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law asked Benetech to find open source developers to build new technology features for Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition that monitors elections across the United States. Our Vote Live, funded by a grant from the Kapor Center for Social Impact, is an electronic ticketing management system connected to a hotline where individuals who volunteer at local polling locations can call a phone number (866-our-vote) to report irregularities or issues.
The Lawyers’ Committee does an impeccable job keeping elections fair and monitored through the use of Our Vote Live. Each call creates a ticket in the system which is then addressed and resolved. According to Brian Duggan, Technology Coordinator for Election Protection at the Lawyers’ Committee, they received over 20,000 tickets from the 2016 election…