What People Are Saying About Democracy Live Technologies


Dolores Gilmore, Kitsap County Auditor

“Democracy Live provides options to the military that they never had before. It cuts the transit time in half for military voters waiting to get their ballots. It gives them plenty of time to get their ballot and return it in time to be counted.”

Former Washington State Elections Director Nick Handy

“Democracy Live continues the Secretary of State’s vision of making voter information accessible and compelling. This new voter tool embraces the future by providing voters the ability to easily watch and listen to every participating candidate appearing on their ballot.”

Kamelyta Noor, Mail Ballot & UOCAVA Coordinator, San Bernardino County, CA

“Democracy Live simplified our federal reporting requirements by generating reports that capture all of the statistics we are required to submit to the Federal Voter Assistance Program. Our alternative would be calculating these statistics manually. With almost 4,000 eligible UOCAVA voters, these automated reports saved San Bernardino County countless hours in staff time.”


Ardis Bazyn, California Disability Advocate

“Many voters have found getting to the polls to use the accessible voting systems difficult. Democracy Live brings accessible balloting to the home, or any location with a web browser”

U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks

“The County and Democracy Live are to be congratulated for developing and deploying this modern tool to assist all voters in the County and around the world.”

Janet Lord of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability

“I was delighted that Democracy Live was able to share its experience with representatives from countries around the world. Bryan Finney’s presentation provided clear evidence that the voting rights of persons with disabilities can be realized through accessible electoral technologies and that the some one billion persons with disabilities around the world need not be disenfranchised by inaccessible voting facilities. The work of Democracy Live demonstrates that compliance with international standards on accessibility is readily achievable in the electoral space.”


Deborah Cook, Director of the Washington Assistive Technology Program

“Democracy Live’s system is a marvelous example of a universal design. It provides a valuable resource on voter information for all citizens, including those with disabilities who often lack access to this critical information about candidates and issues.”

Rep. Andy Thompson, Ohio House of Representatives, 95 th District

“It was very smooth, easy to go through and it seems like it would be a lot faster. Assuming all the data gets tabulated correctly, I think this could be a real improvement and hopefully cost savings for counties.”

Ashley Moseley, Blind Voter, Davidson Co. TN

“I found the LiveBallot app to be completely accessible. Its many features are easy to navigate with Voiceover. All the app buttons/tabs are clearly labeled and recognized, they respond when activated and all text within the app is able to be read aloud by screen reading software.”

Denise Kelly, Hernando County Supervisor of Elections Office Manager

“We have had HUGE success with voters being able to have no problem accessing their ballot using Democracy Live’s system. We have voters from Hong Kong, Australia, even in the middle of the Amazon Jungle all with no problem at all. We’re extremely happy with it!”

Josh Husseman Voter

“I actually prefer the tablet over a paper ballot. It was easy to understand and I didn’t really have to read the directions to figure out how to mark my choices.”

Beverly Justice

“As someone with MS it is hard to stand in the voting booth and mark my ballot by hand. This is much easier! I hope this comes to our county permanently.”

Rasheed Pippy

“I like this. If my friends knew they could vote this way (using off-the-shelf equipment to mark a ballot) I think more of them might come vote.”

John Setzer

“You use a new technology but you still get to see your votes on paper. I will spread the word that this isn’t as scary as I thought.”