Articles by Doug Chapin


Vote For Nobody: NY Village Holds Election with No Candidates

It’s rare, but not unprecedented, to see stories where a jurisdiction holds an election where no one votes … but one New York village yesterday ran a mayoral election with no candidates on the ballot. It’s a helpful reminder that outreach is key for election officials no matter how small the item on the ballot.



DARPA Developing New Voting System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is bringing a new approach to election cybersecurity by developing a new voting system designed to resist attacks through more secure hardware.






Joe Mansky’s electionlineWeekly Exit Interview

On Monday, I shared the news that Ramsey County, MN’s Joe Mansky was retiring after an illustrious career as a state and local election official. Not one to waste any time, my friend and colleague Mindy Moretti took the opportunity to reach out to him for one of her famous electionlineWeekly exit interviews.