Jacob Kipp is Operations Director at The Center for Election Innovation & Research, applying his legal, technical, and practical knowhow toward supporting election integrity, voter confidence, and the overall health of democracy. Over the last six years, Jacob has played a key role at CEIR, driving special projects (such as EOLDN), scaling operations, and promoting the organization’s long-term success.
Before joining CEIR, Jacob spent time in politics, government, and other nonprofit work. During the 2016 election cycle, he clerked for the general counsel of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In that role, Jacob drafted legal and practical guidance to aid GOP Election Day operations and prepare for potential recounts in battleground states.
Earlier, Jacob established the Northern Virginia operations of Revive My Vote, a nonprofit dedicated to helping those with prior felony convictions restore their right to vote. Jacob also managed a hard-fought campaign against an incumbent Virginia state delegate.
Jacob is a graduate of William & Mary Law School, where he led the William & Mary Election Law Society and received the Thomas Jefferson Prize for his published student note on the regulation of hybrid political action committees. Prior to law school, Jacob graduated with distinction from Indiana University, where he studied cognitive science and chemistry.