Articles by Doug Chapin


Elaine Manlove: An Appreciation

The elections community lost a great colleague yesterday with the report that former Delaware election commissioner Elaine Manlove and her husband were killed in a two-car accident on Monday afternoon.


How to Watch Election Day 2020: An Election Geek’s Viewer’s Guide

Election Day is upon us! I know it’s been a long and challenging year, but the national campaign is finally over and voters get one last chance to have their say… Here’s the 2020 edition of a short election viewer’s guide that I have developed in more than two decades of watching Election Day





Maryland to Dispatch “Health Ambassadors” to Polls

Maryland’s Department of Health is doing what it can to keep voters safe at the polls by dispatching “Health Ambassadors” to assist with precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a fantastic idea – especially since it allows poll workers to focus on election duties without the need to multi-task to protect public health as well.