Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Increase Support for Safe and Reliable Voting by $19.5 Million
WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR) announced today that Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg have committed an additional $19.5 million to promote safe and reliable voting and meet the overwhelming demand for support from states across the country.
The lack of public funds and unique challenges of this year due to COVID-19 have resulted in secretaries of state in 23 states applying for funding with CEIR– demand that has surpassed the $50 million Chan and Zuckerberg committed on September 1st. This additional $19.5 million commitment will ensure that every qualified jurisdiction that applies will receive the funds they need to administer the election and ensure that every eligible citizen can vote safely and have their vote counted.
Building on their previous donations of $400 million to CEIR and The Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), Chan and Zuckerberg’s commitment to supporting election infrastructure for this election cycle now totals $419.5 million.