Democratizing elections

Polis takes the voter targeting and outreach powers of a presidential campaign and makes them scale for anyone.

  • Start canvassing immediately

    Polis generates efficient walking routes for canvassers' locations within seconds.

  • Track your progress

    Canvassers can see how many voters they've contacted and how much support they've gathered.

  • Real-time results

    Monitor your staff in the field and see live results– no manual data entry required.

Game-changing Features

Polis automates research, logistics, and data collection so staff can spend less time behind spreadsheets and more time in front of voters.

  • Instant insights

    Get automatic turnout and voting behavior forecasts within minutes of signing up.

  • Dynamic walklists

    Time saved managing lists is time better spent engaging voters.

  • Live tracking

    Monitor canvassers' locations and progress in real-time.

  • Built for Election Day

    As the weeks and days tick down, Polis transistions seemlessly from persuasion, to GOTV, to poll monitoring missions.

  • Mobile-first design

    We designed our mobile app to be intuitive for volunteers. No need for lengthy training sessions.

  • 3rd party integrations

    Connect Polis to your data on NationBuilder, NGPVAN, and other platforms.

How It Works

Polis automates research, logistics, and data entry so staff can spend less time behind spreadsheets and more time in front of voters.

Polis' targeting algorithms were designed by political consultants to emulate their own best practices. We ask candidates a few questions about themselves, then rank voters in their district according to support and turnout likelihood.

New features for 2016

  • Combine voter data from many sources to prioritize which voters to contact.

  • Deploy canvassers to areas identified with high densities of desirable voters and let volunteers generate new walklists at their locations to canvass on their own schedules.

  • Canvassers engage volunteers with personalized scripts to discuss the issues most likely to persuade them.

  • Polis analyzes voter responses, updates campaign staff on progress, and fine-tunes targets to make the next round of canvassing even more accurate.

The Team

Campaigners, developers, scientists– we believe better politics begins with better campaigns.


Management consultant at Parthenon-EY and former political campaign manager, Columbia '14


Full-stack developer at CrowdComfort and former political speechwriter, Princeton '10


Analyst at Biogen, machine learning specialist, former quantatative linguistics research assistant, MIT '14

Contact Us

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