Amber McReynolds is the Executive Director for the National Vote At Home Institute and Coalition and is the former Director of Elections for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Amber is an experienced election professional, having administered elections for 13 years in Denver. Amber is nationally recognized as a strategic planner, creative thinker, and problem-solver; she is valued, praised, and relied upon for her leadership, innovative thinking, project management expertise, and fiscal responsibility.
Amber has proven that maximizing operational efficiency, continually improving the process, and implementing innovations will improve the voting experience. Under her leadership, Denver Elections earned national and international awards from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Election Center, the National Association of Counties, and the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) for Ballot TRACE (a first-in-the-nation ballot tracking, reporting, and communication engine) and other innovations. In addition, Denver Elections has released other innovative solutions including eSign, a digital petition circulation application that makes the ballot access process more efficient. eSign earned the Democracy Award from the Election Center in 2015 and outstanding achievement from IVPS in 2016.
Amber serves on the Advisory Board for the MIT Election Data & Science Lab, Circle of Advisors for Democracy Fund’s Election Validation Project, and the Council of State Government’s Overseas Voting Initiative’s Technology Committee. She has served on various statewide committees and other national working groups. She has also served as an election expert witness and collaborates with various national and state professional organizations to identify and implement best practices in election administration. She is regularly invited to speak across the country about election innovation and reform.