About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure accurate, verifiable and secure elections.

About Citizens for Better Elections

We are a non-partisan citizens’ group registered in Pennsylvania as a non-profit corporation. We are dedicated to promoting election security and efficiency in Pennsylvania. Voting is the foundation of our democracy.  All citizens deserve to know that our votes are secure and safeguarded.  We are concerned that many of Pennsylvania’s voting machines are nearing the end of their usable life, and are not capable of being independently audited or recounted.  We are committed to building public support for procuring accurate, verifiable and secure voting systems which scan hand-marked paper ballots.  Paper ballots are an essential check and balance to avoid election crises due to machine failure, improper calibration, or hacking.  Routine, robust audits of the paper record are also a necessary safeguard of our elections.

Since January of 2017, Citizens for Better Elections has grown to a network of over 350 citizens dedicated to protecting our democracy by improving the quality of our elections.  Our membership includes poll workers and Judges of Election, members of the League of Women Voters, cybersecurity and information security specialists, and professionals in education, law, information technology, public policy, and the private sector.  We work in coalition with other organizations in Pennsylvania and nationwide to ensure the accuracy, verifiability and security of our elections. Join us!

Progress in Pennsylvania

Citizens for Better Elections has worked in coalition with many local, state, and national groups to win significant victories in Pennsylvania through various campaigns. Your calls and letters made these victories happen! 

The Work Ahead

These are great steps forward, but there is still much work to do.  We must continue to urge all county officials to select secure, verifiable systems and to implement robust pre-certification audits. 

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