Our 5th Impact Forum was held on September 14, 2016 at Civic Hall, NYC's foremost center for civic technology & innovation, on the topic of Elections.
Election Systems are best understood by the rules and incentives constructed around them. Evaluating the United States’ and New York’s Electoral Systems reveals a series of important policy choices that will shape what our electorate will look like in the coming decades. Impact Elections will dig into key question such as: How does money predict elections? How will technology shape voting of the future? Does the current voting system fundamentally fail certain segments of our country's population? What can voting systems from other nations tell us about options for change?
Impact Experts composing the panel at Elections included: Richard Briffault (Professor, Columbia Law School), James Bopp (Plaintiff's Attorney for Citizens United v. FEC), Trevor Potter (former Commissioner & Chairman of the Federal Election Commission; founder, President, and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center; and the legal advisor to Stephen Colbert's Presidential Campaign & the Colbert Super PAC), Amy Loprest (the President of the NYC Campaign Finance Board), Matt Mahan (founder & CEO of Brigade), Ann Ravel (Federal Elections Commissioner), Jon Reznick (founder & CEO of Competitive Advantage Research), and Gustavo Rivera (New York State Senator).