More than a decade later, our team of highly trained election specialists has grown both in size and experience. A full-service election management company, we have administered complex elections throughout six continents, with millions of votes processed annually. We are guided by several core principles: Innovation. Accuracy. Security. Dependability. Integrity.
Our experience enables us to conduct, supervise and execute elections of all types, across diverse industries and sectors. From traditional paper ballots and mailings to telephone and online voting, we utilize proven methods and the latest technologies to improve access, increase turnout, and simplify the all-important balloting process while enhancing efficiencies and maximizing results
Central to our growth is the fact we remain a family run company, dedicated to forging lasting partnerships and ensuring excellence, every time. We strive to not only provide flawless elections, but to achieve our clients’ goals, no matter how all-encompassing, or challenging.
With YesElections, you can rest assured with the knowledge that your election, no matter the size or scope, will be managed securely and expeditiously, by a knowledgeable and driven team of experts who genuinely care about every single vote cast.
Our objective is to administer secure and successful elections, as seamlessly and stress-free as possible.
We believe true success is measured in the sheer number of new voters participating, the amount of ballots cast, and the lasting partnerships borne from facilitating a smooth and honest election.
Our reputation is built upon a solid foundation of innovation, security, and trust.
Chris Backert founded YesElections, previously known as Election-America, in 2007 and has more than 15 years of experience working with elections. He has been a leading innovator in the field of election administration, introducing industry best practices as well as furthering research and development. Since joining YesElections, he has overseen the successful execution of YesElections largest election projects to date, including the first public online voting election in the United States. He is the author of “Remote Voting Technology,” which he presented at Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project’s Voting Systems Vendor Workshop. He has participated in the development of technical standards for election technology with the federal government and has served as an adviser for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Military Heroes Initiative.
Alisa Backert is a founder of YesElections and oversees the company’s technical vision. Previously she was Director of Software Development at the online voting pioneering election.com and had a career in technology at GT Interactive, Banker's Trust, and AIG; and was an accountant at Peat Marwick Main. Alisa graduated from Cedar Crest College with a bachelor's in Biology and earned a master's degree in accounting from Rutgers University.
Keith oversees the company’s development process and keeps the YesElections technology cutting edge. Mr. Furino has had a diverse career in software development and management for a wide array of industries including defense; medical; and financial, spanning corporate accounting to alternative investments. Prior to his involvement at YesElections, he was a partner at International Accounting Software, Inc. He engineered the company’s flagship product, IAS Visual ADVANCE!, which was awarded a Long Island SummIT Award (LISA) for best small business application.
Ken Marek has more than 30 years of business experience in managing account relationships and issue resolutions and providing successful results in diverse environments such as banking, corporate, and law. Ken joined YesElections in 2009 as the Director of Election Partnerships. He manages partnership creations and strategic goal planning and has helped to improve the election processes for all of our partners. An indispensable member of the YesElections team, Ken’s legal and business background, friendly communication style, and inherent attention to detail enables him to consistently attract, build, and develop strong relationships with our partners.
Larry Campbell has nearly 20 years of experience managing elections, joining YesElections in 2007. Larry works hand in hand with our team of project managers as well as clients to ensure all election needs, deadlines, and goals are met. Larry’s attention to detail is second to none and along with his Master’s in English aligns with YesElections’ adage of “being in the business of perfection.”