Michelle Whittaker

Communications Director

Michelle Whittaker

Michelle C. Whittaker focuses on strategic messaging, constituency engagement, social media interaction, website development, and audio/visual resource development. Michelle joined the FairVote staff in April 2015. Prior to joining FairVote, Michelle served as the Communications and New Media Director for the General Board of Church and Society, an international public policy program agency of The United Methodist Church, where she won several awards for visual design and communications projects. 

Her experience extends into corporate finance as a technical writer and interface design specialist for Towers Watson, a financial consulting firm. She studied graphic and web design at The Art Institute Online and The Art Institute of Washington. Outside of her work at FairVote, Michelle enjoys sports, art, music and food with her husband, Doogie, and daughter, London.

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Posts by Michelle Whittaker

It’s Official: Ranked Choice Voting Becomes Law in Maine

Posted on January 07, 2017

Ranked choice voting officially went into law in Maine. Maine is the first state to adopt ranked choice voting for primary and general statewide elections for governor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and the state legislature.



On This Day: The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Posted on August 03, 2016

The United States of America does not have an explicit right to vote defined in the U.S. Constitution. While the right to vote has been expanding for over 240 years, American citizens lack any universal protection against voting discrimination.


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