Articles by Doug Chapin


Illinois to Provide Students With Excused Absence to Vote

Illinois students will now have a two-hour excused absence on a school day to vote, thanks to a new law signed by the Governor yesterday. It’s a fascinating approach to addressing student voting and one worth watching once it goes into effect this summer.


New Jersey Enacts OVR

Yesterday, New Jersey became the latest state to permit online voter registration with the enactment of a new bill that will offer voters the option to register online beginning this summer.







2020 EAC Elections Summit TOMORROW in Washington, DC

On Tuesday, January 14, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will hold its 2020 Elections Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. It looks like a fantastic lineup of speakers and topics and should be a great day for the nation’s election community as it prepares for the 2020 election.