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Shari Little

Business Product Sr. Manager

Shari began her career in the elections industry in 2000, working on some of the first internet voting products used. Since, she has created, designed and managed election management software, online ballot delivery (and return) systems, “fast-pass” voting and voter engagement products. She also designed voting machine “user interfaces” that millions of US voters use every year.  

Shari has been both at the tip of the spear, thinking up new and innovative products and in the “mix of it” certifying existing voting systems.

Over the years, she has built and lead teams and departments ranging from product management, project, analysis and UX design teams.

Shari is active in the elections usability and accessibility community. She was an advisor for the Design for Democracy Project and was an IEEE P1583 committee member. This cross-industry team defined guidelines adopted by the US EAC for the VVSG 2005 v1. The IEEE membership lead to her becoming a respected member and expert in the elections usability and accessibility community. She also participated in early stages of the usability and accessibility requirements definition for VVSG 2.0 with NIST, Center for Civic Design and University of Maryland.

Prior to elections, Shari worked for an award-winning documentary film maker, a tech giant that helped define the video game industry, and the company that fought the first “browser war” with Microsoft.