Director of State Operations and Ballot Measure Strategies , Common Cause
Elena is co-author of Democracy on the Ballot 2020, the third volume looking at ballot initiatives across the country where voters can vote on various democracy reforms and part of team leading our nonpartisan Election Protection effort. She is also the former Executive Director of Colorado Common Cause where she won reforms to promote voting rights, expand access to open records, and increase campaign finance transparency. Elena helped win the Colorado Voters Access & Modernized Elections Act, which established same day voter registration, modernized voter list maintenance processes, and created more convenient options for voting including vote by mail, vote centers, and drop-boxes. Elena served as co-chair of the state commission overseeing the law’s implementation upon appointment of former Governor John Hickenlooper. Elena has also managed successful statewide initiatives on campaign finance and ethics reform.
- St. Louis Post Dispatch: Most Missouri voters won’t be able to track what happens to their mail-in ballots
- US News & World Report: State Lawmakers Fight Citizen Initiatives
I can help with...
- Campaign Finance
- Election Security
- In-person Voting
- Mail-in Voting