Center for Election Innovation & Research


Tom Schedler

Secretary of State, Louisiana

David and Amy have been on the forefront of innovative election initiatives for many years and have always encouraged Louisiana’s participation and fostered our growth. As a result, our state has grown into a leader in many areas including online voter registration, new voting technology, and a robust registration database.  They are trusted partners and colleagues.

Judd Choate

Election Director, Colorado

My two cents is that David Becker has done more to improve elections in the U.S than any other single person since the passage of the Help America Vote Act in 2002 (basically, since the beginning of elections' modern era). We as an industry are so much better off for his amazing work - and while he'll likely never get the recognition deserved, current and potential voters owe him a debt of gratitude for everything from online voter registration to the Voting Information Project (VIP) to the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC).

Pedro Cortes

Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania

Thanks to David and Amy for all their contributions to the democracy over the years. I look forward to our continued collaborations with them.

Nellie Gorbea

Secretary of State, Rhode Island

My team and I have had the pleasure of working with David Becker and Amy Cohen as we make Rhode Island elections fair, fast, and accurate. Their guidance and expertise helped make it possible for Rhode Island to successfully join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) and improve the accuracy of our state’s voter rolls. David and Amy have spent years tirelessly advocating for better elections throughout the country. Their leadership has been instrumental in making critical improvements to the administration of elections in the U.S and strengthening our democracy.

Steve Simon

Secretary of State, Minnesota

David and Amy are among the most influential and successful election policy entrepreneurs in America. They know how to turn quality research into ideas for meaningful and practical election reforms. They have my trust, confidence, and encouragement.

Tim Hanson

Director, Program Development, Michigan Bureau of Elections

David Becker and Amy Cohen have done a great deal to improve the integrity of elections through terrific programs like the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) and to greatly increase information available to voters through programs like the Voting Information Project (VIP).

Brian Corley

Supervisor of Elections, Pasco County, Florida

As an election administrator and Past President of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) in the largest battleground state in the nation, David and Amy have been invaluable partners and tireless advocates for innovative public policy to assist the voters in Florida!

Neal Kelley

Registrar of Voters, Orange County, California

I have had the pleasure of working with David Becker for over a decade in the election industry. In addition, I have worked with Amy Cohen under David’s leadership on a variety of projects. Both David and Amy have been extremely dedicated to the election process – working with local elections officials to improve the overall process of voting for Americans nationwide. Their dedication and expertise has improved the experience for thousands of voters across this country and I am proud to call them a “partner” in our on-going commitment to improving the voting process.

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

County Clerk, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

As the chief election officer for the largest county in New Mexico, I value research, best practices, and data that help me better serve the voters of my community. My staff and I have benefited greatly from working with David and Amy over the years, because they understand that in order to improve and modernize the election process, election administrators need tools and information. For many years, our field had no real research or demonstrated best practices. Thanks to David and Amy's work, election administration has improved across the nation, including in my home county of Bernalillo. I'm excited to continue working with them to make elections in New Mexico better.

Amber McReynolds

Director of Elections, City and County of Denver, Colorado

David Becker and Amy Cohen are innovative strategic visionaries and they have had a tremendous influence on various states and election jurisdictions nationwide. They are uniquely experienced with their knowledge base in election-related policy and have successfully advocated for and implemented programs to improve the voting process. I appreciate their innovative ideas and Denver has benefited from their work.

Noah Praetz

Director of Elections, Suburban Cook County, Illinois

David Becker and Amy Cohen have been invaluable partners to us in our election administration efforts. Whether tirelessly driving the modernization of voters rolls through ERIC or helping us bring accurate information to our voters, they attack the future relentlessly. They are two of the most effective people in this field.  Wherever they have worked and whoever they have served, they have done so with integrity. We can't wait to see what they bring next to our community.

Cathy Darling Allen

County Clerk and Registrar of Voters, Shasta County, California

David Becker’s leadership in the field of elections for the past decade plus was tremendously helpful in getting online voter registration implemented in California. David's and Amy Cohen’s diligent promotion of professionalization of the field and encouraging the implementation of data based decision making has had the very real effect of improving elections administration across the United States.

Jennifer Morrell

Deputy of Elections and Records, Arapahoe County, Colorado

David Becker and Amy Cohen are a fantastic team who understand the dynamics of the election process and how essential it is to have the right tools and information to successfully run an election. As an Election Director in Utah, David and his team were instrumental in helping me understand the data sets I should focus on and how the information could be used to make better decisions and improve the performance of our election. Now as the Deputy of Elections in Arapahoe County, their continued push to modernize voter registration and expand the use of ERIC has played a major role in the recommendations we have made to improve the voter registration and election management system in Colorado. In addition, the information shared by Amy as part of the Voting Information Project was pivotal in helping us create our own tool to more effectively communicate with voters and provide mobile information to find the nearest ballot drop-off or Voter Service and Polling Center. It has been my pleasure to work with both David and Amy and I look forward to many more successful projects and opportunities to collaborate as they help improve the voting experience!

Gail Pellerin

County Clerk, Santa Cruz County, California

Whenever I need an expert opinion on an election-related issue, I know I can count on David and Amy. They are always quick to respond with outstanding advice and information.

John Lindback

Executive Director, ERIC

The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) would not exist today without the dedication and hard work of David Becker. He and Amy Cohen have also led the way on important elections innovations such as the Voting Information Project. They know how to lead. They know how to get things done. They know how to work with the Elections community. Elections in America are better because of them.

David and Amy are two of the most kick-ass people I know in the elections business. They get things done!! Looking forward to working with them.

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