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Democracy doesn’t just happen. Our exceptional democratic system wouldn’t function without the tireless work of election officials. That’s why we founded The Elections Group: to strengthen democracy and improve the trustworthiness of our elections by advancing the election administration profession.

We are a team of election experts supporting election professionals through collaboration, thought leadership, and elevating best practices. We’ve all worked in elections offices, so we know first-hand the challenges faced by election officials. We use our real-world experience to help you solve those challenges.

Non-partisan and unbiased, we serve as a trusted guide. The Elections Group partners with state and local election jurisdictions, as well as nonprofit organizations, who are looking to implement new programs or improve processes for voters and stakeholders. We share resources, develop solutions, and provide direct support. And if we don’t have all the answers, we’ll work with you to find them.

At the core of a vibrant democracy are the people that run elections — and we’re here to help them.

Our Team

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder


Jennifer Morrell is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of The Elections Group, where she develops professional resources for elections officials and consults on election administration and auditing. A nationally […]

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President & Co-Founder


Noah Praetz is the President of The Elections Group and consults on election operations and security for local, state and federal election partners. He formerly ran elections in Cook County, […]

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Election Communications Specialist


Andrew is an Election Communications Specialist at The Elections Group where he combines 7 years of election administration with graphic design to create products for and consult on all aspects […]

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Election Expert


Annie is an Election Expert with The Elections Group. She previously served as the Deputy Director of Elections and Voter Registration for a mid-size county in Pennsylvania and, prior to […]

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Election Expert


Danny is an Illinois licensed attorney who has worked at all levels of government: local, state, and federal. Before joining the Elections Group, Danny worked as a Policy Analyst for […]

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Administrative Assistant


Diane is the Administrative Assistant with The Elections Group. She previously worked four years with her county elections office.

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Election Expert


Geetha is an Election Expert for The Elections Group and an accomplished administrator with over 25 years of extensive experience in Elections. As a business process expert, she assesses the […]

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Program Manager


Jessenia is a program manager for The Elections Group. A vote by mail and mail tracking specialist, she previously served as the director of government initiatives at a civic technology […]

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Senior Election Expert


Matthew is a Senior Election Expert with The Elections Group. He previously served for the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office in a variety of roles, most recently as an elections […]

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Election Expert


Michael is an Election Expert with The Elections Group. Since 2004, he served as elections director and analyst at multiple counties in Colorado and Pennsylvania. He has helped counties navigate […]

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Senior Election Expert


Michele is a Senior Election Expert with The Elections Group. She has more than 10 years of elections experience at both the state and local levels. She served as the […]

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Communications and Program Manager


Rebecca is a Communications and Program Manager for The Elections Group. She joined the team after having held positions in communications and election administration at the Denver Elections Division, U.S. […]

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Senior Election Expert


Ryan has served as an election staffer since creating voter registration programs in 25 high schools in 1991. Much of his work has been with Cook County, IL, as Deputy […]

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Senior Communications and Program Manager


Sarah is the Senior Communications and Program Manager for The Elections Group, where she develops communications and programming. Before joining The Elections Group, Sarah worked as a speechwriter, directed programming […]

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Senior Election Expert


Tina is a Senior Election Expert at The Elections Group. She recently capped a 32-year career as a government employee, serving in various roles at the local and federal levels. […]

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Director of Communications and Program Operations


TJ is the Director of Communications and Program Operations, a role through which he manages communications efforts and coordinates day-to-day operations for The Elections Group. He previously worked as a […]

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Chief Technology Officer


Trevor served the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as Chief Information Officer from 2007 to 2023 after eight years as Deputy CIO and Director of Software Development. During the time […]

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Law Enforcement Advisor


Retired Sheriff Justin Smith served three terms as the Sheriff of Larimer County, Colorado, and has 35 years of law enforcement experience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of […]

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Communications Advisor


Alton is a semi-retired communications consultant with more than 30 years of communications experience. He has previous experience as a talk show host, anchor, reporter, and sportscaster. He also served […]

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Elections Advisor


Pam Anderson is a proven leader in the elections policy and administration space with twenty years of experience in the field. Pam is adept in the public policy and advocacy […]

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Communications Advisor


Pam Fessler recently retired from NPR, where she was an award-winning correspondent and editor for more than 28 years. For much of that time, she reported on elections and voting, […]

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