Austin Plier

Communications and Outreach Specialist

Austin Plier

Austin Plier coordinates the development and implementation of FairVote’s overall communications strategy. In his outreach role, Austin works to advance FairVote’s reforms by developing advocacy strategies for policymakers and stakeholders, while organizing community support at the local level. Before coming to FairVote, Austin spent a semester in Durban, South Africa, studying the nation’s social and political transformation through the lens of youth political participation. In 2013, he was a fellow with Organizing for Action. Originally from Wisconsin, Austin graduated from St. Norbert College in 2014 with a B.A. in political science and economics.

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Posts by Austin Plier

Reform Roundup: September 23, 2016

Posted on September 23, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.


Running Ranked Choice Voting Elections with OpaVote

Posted on August 18, 2016

OpaVote is a website for running elections online, and in this blog post we interview, Jeff O'Neill, the founder of OpaVote and a former FairVote legal intern in 2003. If you are part of an organization that holds elections using ranked choice voting, then you may find OpaVote a useful service for running your election.



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