Lori Augino, Vice President of Government Relations, Democracy Live
Lori Augino serves as the Vice-President of Government Relations for Democracy Live, the leading provider of remote digital balloting technology where she works to support state and local election officials, with an emphasis on serving voters living with disabilities and military and overseas voters.
Lori Augino is a graduate of the University of Washington and lives in the Puget Sound region. She has 28 years of experience leading both state and local elections and leading a national elections non-profit organization. She has dedicated her career to expanding safe, secure, and accessible voting options for voters.
In addition to the Committee for Safe and Secure Elections, Lori serves as a participant on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Elections, and a member of the Council of State Government’s Overseas Voting Initiative. Previously, she served as the President of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), a member of the Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Elections Critical Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council. She was a founding member of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing & Analysis Center.
Previously, Ms. Augino served as the Executive Director for the National Vote at Home Institute where she advocated for the expansion of vote by mail and supported election officials across the country. For nine years, she served as the Director of Elections for the Washington Office of the Secretary of State where she was responsible for the oversight of all federal, state, and local elections. Prior to serving as Director of Elections, Lori served as a local election official in the Pierce County Auditor’s Office for nearly 18 years, where she was named County Election Employee of the Year by former Secretary of State Sam Reed.