League of Women Voters Acquires e.thePeople


NEW! Election Technology Partnership

Combined Entity is the Clear Leader in Providing Trusted Information About Candidates Running for Office

New York & Washington – The League of Women Voters announced the organization has accepted as a gift the technology and assets of e.thePeople, the nation’s leading provider of interactive voter guide software. The gift further solidifies the League as the most trusted source for election information.

“Since 2010 the League has used technology provided by e.thePeople to create ballot information on VOTE411.org, which in 2016 helped nearly 4.5 million people,” said Chris Carson, League of Women Voters chair. “Direct management of the technology will allow us to enhance the product for the League, as well as the many current and future partners of e.thePeople.”

Since 2004, more than 17 million people have used digital voter guides powered by e.thePeople.

“The League of Women Voters has been a trusted partner and we are pleased to transition this technology into the very capable hands of these leaders of democracy,” said Michael Weiksner, Chairman and trustee of the nonprofit e.thePeople. “The combination of our leading technology and the League’s leading brand and organization will significantly enhance the service delivered to our partners and the information delivered to voters. We determined that this combination best served our mission to improve civic participation by making it easier for everyone to be a great citizen.”

To date, hundreds of news organizations and civic groups have used e.thePeople’s software to provide in-depth online voter guides for local, state and national elections.

“Providing voter guides is an important part of our democracy and something the League has done for nearly a century,” said Carson. “Every year is an election year and the League is prepared to ensure voters have access to the most useful information to make informed decisions at the ballot box.”

The League of Women Voters will continue to support all existing clients of e.thePeople and maintain the software. The League looks forward to enhancing the product and expanding its reach and impact for providing voter guides across the country.

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The League of Women Voters Education Fund works to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public policy issues.

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