Articles by Doug Chapin

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.




Texas to “Pause” Search for Noncitizen Voters as Data Concerns Mount

The Texas Secretary of State’s office is sending counties an advisory telling them to “pause” efforts to identify noncitizen voters after a lawsuit highlighting data concerns halted the process. It’s the latest reminder that voter list maintenance is crucial, but like voter registration itself it has to be done carefully – and correctly.


Minnesota Election LEGEND Joe Mansky to Retire

It feels like, so far, 2019 has been a banner year for retirements in the election community. The latest is Minnesota’s Joe Mansky, who is stepping down as Ramsey County (St. Paul) election chief after a legendary career that includes a high-profile stint as state election director.