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Kim Alexander

President and Founder

Kim Alexander is president and founder of the California Voter Foundation (CVF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the voting process so that it better serves the needs and interests of voters. Current priorities include standardizing California's election procedures, modernizing voter registration and enhancing public access to information about proposition donors.

Through her work with CVF, Alexander has engaged in a variety of issues where democracy and technology intersect, working to ensure that democracy is enhanced, rather than harmed through technological changes. 

KimUnder Alexander’s leadership, CVF has pioneered and promoted good technology and democracy practices and programs that benefit California voters while also serving as examples for other states.  The effectiveness of this strategy has been repeatedly demonstrated throughout the years Alexander has led CVF, with other states following California’s lead in online voter education, Internet disclosure of money in politics and voting technology reform. 

In the mid-1990’s, CVF successfully advanced electronic filing and Internet disclosure of campaign finance data in California and nationwide as well, through its Grading State Disclosure report.  Since 1994, CVF has been publishing the California Online Voter Guide, a nonpartisan election information resource designed to help California voters make informed, confident choices in statewide elections. 

In 1999 CVF’s web site,, earned the prestigious Webby Award, and in 2001 Alexander was named by Harvard University and the American Association of Political Consultants as one of the “25 People Changing the World of the Internet and Politics”.  In 2004 she received the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award for her pioneering work spearheading and nurturing the popular movement for integrity and transparency in modern elections. 

Alexander is the author of several articles and publications, including CVF’s California Voter Participation Survey report, a comprehensive analysis of California voter participation barriers and incentives, and Voter Privacy in the Digital Age, a nationwide, 50-state assessment of voter registration data gathering and dissemination practices. She was a lead researcher and author of Being Online is Still Not Enough, a nationwide assessment of state election web sites published by the Pew Center on the States in 2011.

Kim Alexander is a 1988 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with degrees in political science and philosophy.  She is a fifth-generation Californian, was raised in Culver City, and resides in Sacramento. 

Contact Information:

Contact Kim Alexander at (916) 441-2494 or via email using CVF's email form or at kimalex at calvoter dot org, or on Twitter at kimalex3.

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