Jeremy Smith (Executive Director) is a West Point graduate and Marshall scholar. He served five years in the Army as an Engineer officer. After leaving the military, Jeremy worked for the Hillary Clinton campaign as the Director of Plans and Operations for Voter Protection in Florida, where he helped recruit, train, and coordinate more than 6,000 attorneys countering voter suppression. Since then, he has worked on the Doug Jones campaign in Alabama and has been helping support candidates across Texas.
Madeline Eden (Technical Director) Voting rights activist, and election security analyst. Former Texas candidate for the US House of Representatives, District 10. Madi is an entrepreneur and problem solver who has worked in the information technology sector for almost three decades. She spent much of her time employed as a Software Architect or Engineering Manager at companies like Dell and AMD. Currently the Chief Technology Officer, and Lead Strategist for Blockchain Innovation, Inc.
Wylie Chang (Managing Director) is earning his BA from Tufts University in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. The son of Chinese immigrants, he calls Seattle home and is currently based in Boston. He is passionate about strengthening public institutions and renewing citizen confidence in government. As part of the 2016 Voter Protection effort in Florida, he designed a program to cure absentee ballots, which, without intervention, would have been disqualified on the grounds of their signatures being mismatched or missing. After a federal judge issued an injunction that ruled such disqualifications unconstitutional, the national volunteer effort contacted over 60,000 voters to coach them through the ballot curing process in four languages.
It’s no surprise that Texas consistently ranks among the five states with the lowest voter turnout.
In Texas, over 4.5 million voting-age citizens are not registered to vote. This is primarily due to laws that restrict voter registration efforts.
One of the most effective tools for increasing registration numbers and voter turnout is online voter registration. Unfortunately Texas laws do not currently allow for a direct form of online voter registration. Register2Vote serves as a near approximation of online voter registration that fully complies with all of the legal requirements under Texas State Law.
To register to vote, simply fill out the Register2Vote online application. Download and print the form from the link provided. Then fill in your drivers license or last four of your Social Security Number. Sign, and date the form. Place it in a stamped envelope, and mail it to the provided address.