Tim Harper

Senior Policy Analyst, Democracy and Elections

Tim Harper serves as Senior Policy Analyst, Democracy and Elections, where he leads the organization’s efforts to fight election disinformation, support technology that bolsters a fair and secure vote, and build trust in elections.

As an expert in elections policy, Tim has driven policy and advocacy efforts across industry and civil society. He most recently served as Content Policy Associate Manager, Political Advertising at Meta, where he developed and implemented electoral, political, and social issues advertising policies for Meta’s products and services globally. In that role he focused on content policies to ensure advertising transparency, protect elections from foreign interference, and prevent election delegitimization around the world.

Previously, Tim was Senior Elections Policy Analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he was responsible for election administration policy development as well as federal and state advocacy efforts. While at BPC, he led a bipartisan taskforce of election administrators to bring their authoritative voices to federal and state policymaking, and advanced data-driven research projects including the nation’s largest-ever survey of the causes and disparate impacts of voting lines in the United States. Tim also brings international experience in democracy assistance, having begun his career working to strengthen the capacity of election management bodies in the Middle East and North Africa at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gonzaga University with degrees in Political Science and History.