What is #CountTheVote?

#CountTheVote is a project to monitor, protect & verify election results. We use crowdsourcing and new technologies to help make sure that every vote gets counted accurately. The work is done by volunteers – like you!

Why is this project necessary?

In a 2019 C-SPAN poll, only 50% of Americans said they believed the election would be “conducted openly and fairly.”  In a recent survey 70 percent of Republicans said they  “don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair.” That is not good for our democracy.


The goal of #CountTheVote is to improve our elections and increase everyone’s confidence in them. 


More transparency, better technology

and more public oversight are needed.

Georgia – Missing Poll Tapes (Pres)

Georgia statutes require poll tapes to be posted.

Georgia Precincts with Missing Poll Tapes

Georgia – Resolved Discrepancies (Pres)

Some discrepancies have been resolved, either by the County finding the votes, or by our team having a better understanding of the issues.

Cobb Roswell 01

Terrell County – Not a Discrepancy

GA Votes Changed in Recounts

Comparisons between the different vote counts raise concerns.

Original Count vs. Machine Recount

The GA Hand-Count Audit

GA Counts Compared – All Counties

2020 Election Poll Tape Results

Click on a state to see the poll tape data transcribed from that states polling locations.




How It Works

Recruit People To Help With The Process

Before the election, we recruit volunteers to capture images of poll tapes from polling locations across the United States. Poll tapes are often posted at the polling location. The method varies based on state statutes. See the statutes by state.

Volunteers Capture Images of Poll Tapes

This part of the process is now done for the 2020 election.  Poll tapes are captured with photo and video and posted online.

Volunteers Transcribe The Results

Volunteers gather the data from images and videos of poll tapes and transcribe it into and spreadsheets, where it can be quantitatively tabulated and analyzed.

Compare The Data To Official Results

This is the critical part of the process that we are in now for the 2020 election – we are asking for volunteers to help compare poll tape data to official results! If the results and the poll tapes are the same – we can have more confidence that no votes were changed between the polling location and the reporting of the totals. Additional procedures are necessary to verify other parts of the process as well.

2020 Election Poll Tape Photos

Click on a dot on the map to link directly to the images or video of the poll tape from that location. Click on the tab at the center bottom of the map to see the data in a table.
Purple dots represent poll tapes uploaded to SeeSay2020.com.
Orange dots represent poll tapes uploaded to Democracy Counts.

Why This Matters

Are you ready to help count the votes and protect our elections?

Democracy Needs You Now