National Council on Election Integrity

A bipartisan group of 38 government, political, and civic leaders who are devoted to defending the legitimacy of our elections


The bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity (NCEI) consists of 38 government, political, and civic leaders united around defending the legitimacy of our free and fair elections.

Launched in advance of the contentious November 2020 presidential election, NCEI was initially formed to push back against election disinformation and promote the safety, security, and accessibility of our elections amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

In October 2020, NCEI launched its “Count Every Vote” campaign, a $15 million public education effort to encourage calm and crosspartisan cooperation in the post-election period, and demand that every vote be counted.

NCEI members worked to neutralize the false narrative of widespread election fraud in the media, including attempts to question the security of mail ballots that sowed serious doubt in our democratic process. Both before and after Election Day, the council amplified a message aimed encouraging patience and a peaceful transfer of power regardless of the outcome. NCEI’s efforts received significant media attention, with more than 200 media mentions, in addition to running four TV ads.

Since the election, NCEI has remained active. The National Council on Election Integrity:


The Members

The Hon. Madeleine Albright

Former Sec. of State

The Hon. Charles Boustany

Former U.S. Rep. (R-LA)

The Hon. Carol Moseley Braun

Former Ambassador & U.S. Sen. (D-IL)

Donna Brazile

Former DNC Chair

Gen. James Cartwright

Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Hon. Michael Chertoff

Former Sec. of Homeland Security

The Hon. Dan Coats

Former Dir. of Intelligence & U.S. Sen. (R-IN)

The Hon. Barbara Comstock

Former U.S. Rep. (R-VA)

The Hon. Carlos Curbelo

Former U.S. Rep. (R-FL)

The Hon. Tom Daschle

Former Senate Majority Leader (D-SD)

The Hon. Donna Edwards

Former U.S. Rep. (D-MD)

The Hon. Russ Feingold

Former U.S. Sen. & President of the American Constitution Society (D-WI)

The Hon. Dick Gephardt

Former House Majority Leader (D-MO)

The Hon. Trey Grayson

Former Kentucky Sec. of State (R)

The Hon. Steve Gunderson

Former U.S. Rep. (R-WI)

The Hon. Chuck Hagel

Former Sec. of Defense & U.S. Sen. (R-NE)

The Hon. Lee H. Hamilton

Former U.S. Rep. (D-IN)

The Hon. Jane Harman

Former U.S. Rep. (D-CA)

The Hon. Bill Haslam

Fmr. Governor (R-TN)

The Hon. Mary Landrieu

Former U.S. Sen. (D-LA)

Amber McReynolds

CEO of the National Vote at Home Institute

The Hon. Norm Mineta

Former Sec. of Commerce, Sec. of Transportation & U.S. Rep. (D-CA)

The Hon. Susan Molinari

Former U.S. Rep. (R-NY)

The Hon. Connie Morella

Former Ambassador & U.S. Rep. (R-MD)

The Hon. Marc Morial

President & CEO of National Urban League

Janet Murguía

President & CEO of UnidosUS

The Hon. Dave Obey

Former U.S. Rep. (D-WI)

Adm. Bill Owens

Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Hon. Leon Panetta

Former Sec. of Defense, Dir. of the CIA & U.S. Rep. (D-CA)

The Hon. Deborah Pryce

Former U.S. Rep. (R-OH)

The Hon. Reid Ribble

Former U.S. Rep. (R-WI)

The Hon. Tom Ridge

Former Gov. & Sec. of Homeland Security (R-PA)

The Hon. Tim Roemer

Former Ambassador & U.S. Rep. (D-IN)

Adm. Michael S. Rogers

Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command & Dir. National Security Agency

The Hon. Michael Steele

Former RNC Chair & Lt. Gov. (R-MD)

The Hon. Zach Wamp

Former U.S. Rep. (R-TN)

The Hon. Henry Waxman

Former U.S. Rep. (D-CA)

The Hon. Tim Wirth

Former U.S. Sen. (D-CO)

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