Jared brings over a decade of experience and expertise working at the intersection of elections, software, and design.
Prior to founding The Turnout in October 2015, Jared served as Officer of Elections Technology at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he worked across all projects in the elections initiatives portfolio, developing and negotiating proposals to direct teams and projects, planned and facilitated conferences, and oversaw the development of data standards. He oversaw the technical work on the Voting Information Project, a collaboration with state and local officials, Google, and Pew to create an open, standardized repository of election-related information for all 50 states and DC.
Jared is also an avid programmer, with fluency in multiple languages, and an accomplished UI and UX designer, committed to the principles of open data, government transparency, and accessible design. His extensive experience in this space includes launching and managing everything from e-commerce and data analysis sites to a tongue-in-cheek polling place lookup tool. Jared’s resume also includes senior software engineering for the Voting Information Project, Six Apart, and IBM. He has a Computer Science degree from the University of Vermont.
Find Jared on Twitter as @jungshadow, where he catalogs everything from the latest in elections administration to his endless adventures as a father of two.
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Election officials share similar goals of making elections as accessible, efficient, and secure as possible. This involves making sure voters understand what they’re doing and ensuring that our …