Debra Cleaver

Founder and CEO

Debra Cleaver has been working at the intersection of technology and democracy since 2004. She currently serves as the Founder and CEO of, a nonprofit that leverages technology to permanently increase voter turnout. In 2016, 6.5 million people visited the website; 675,000 used the voter registration tool; 860,000 used the absentee ballot tool; 1.2 million checked their voter registration status; and 2.2 million people signed up for email or SMS election reminders. also piloted the first-ever SMS voter registration drive, and ran the single-largest Election Day GOTV drive in the nation.