Kathryn Peters

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer,
Democracy Works

Kathryn Peters is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Democracy Works, an organization that makes voting a simple, seamless experience for all Americans so that no one misses an election. She led the development and launch of TurboVote, an election reminder and voter registration tool that now serves more than 6 million voters in partnership with 175 colleges, several national nonprofits, and corporations that include Snap and Google. Katy also manages the teams responsible for the Voting Information Project, a national open data collaboration which publishes official state polling locations and ballot data, and Ballot Scout, which tracks mail ballots through the postal system.

Her belief in better democracy has taken her from campaign organizing in rural Missouri to a master’s in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government to political rights monitoring in Afghanistan. Katy has been honored as one of Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ in the field of law and policy and as a Champion of Democracy by the National Priorities Project.