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.
Posts by Jared Marcotte
Since 2015, The Turnout has helped non-profit organizations, corporate entities, academic institutions, and federal, state, and local governments to better understand, assess, and improve their transactional data, …
Founding president Jared Marcotte shares his perspective on the election changes in Los Angeles County on Super Tuesday.
Election officials share similar goals of making elections as accessible, efficient, and …