Leadership Team

The Elections Group is an elections consulting partnership founded by Jennifer Morrell and Noah Praetz that provides subject-matter expertise and materials to local, state and federal organizations.

Together, the partners have 30 years of experience successfully running local election offices, transitioning to new election models and voting equipment, and advocating for policy change.

In early 2020, Praetz and Morrell were each responding to calls for help from election officials across the nation who were wrestling with massive changes to election plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They decided to team up in order to provide mentorship and materials to hardworking election administrators who had little time and resources to spare.

They recruited a deep bench of experts around the nation who could lend a hand, known as the Election Superheroes Project. See samples of our work.

Jennifer Morrell

Jennifer Morrell

Jennifer Morrell is a former local election official and recognized expert in election audits. As a partner at The Elections Group, she consults on election administration and auditing. Jennifer works as a consultant with Democracy Fund leading the Election Validation Project, aimed at increasing trust in elections through rigorous audits, standards, and testing. As the Deputy of Elections in Arapahoe County, Colorado, Jennifer was instrumental in Colorado's successful implementation of the first statewide risk-limiting audit (RLA). She has successfully overseen RLA pilot programs in several states and local jurisdictions and authored a series on election audits titled, "Knowing It's Right". Jennifer also serves as a subject matter expert for CISA. She was an election official for nine years (2009-2018) in Utah and Colorado, is an Election Center CERA graduate, holds a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University, and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Noah Praetz

Noah Praetz

Noah Praetz consults on election operations and security for local, state and federal election partners. He formerly ran elections in Cook County, IL. Following the 2016 election security inflection point he worked hard to lead on the issue and published a white paper titled "2020 Vision: election security in the age of committed foreign threats." After DHS declared elections Critical Infrastructure, Noah was chosen to represent local election officials and to co-chair the elections communities Government Coordinating Council (GCC), a group built to assist the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as they developed their election security efforts. He has testified before United States House and Senate Committees seeking to elevate the primacy of local election officials in the security conversation. In 2019 he left Cook County to support federal, state and local election security and administration efforts. Noah began his election career as a temporary worker hired to do voter registration data entry prior to the 2000 presidential election. Bush v. Gore had him hooked. Noah is also an adjunct law professor at DePaul University College of Law, where he attended Law School. Noah is also graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, IL.