Articles by Doug Chapin


Anthony Albence is New Delaware State Election Director

With Elaine Manlove’s recent retirement as Delaware election commissioner, there was a vacancy in the First State’s top election job – and Anthony Albence, her former assistant at the county level, is following her once again as he becomes the new commissioner.






Annexed Boise Neighborhood Left Out of Voting Rolls For Almost Five Years

A Boise, ID neighborhood annexed by the city in 2014 was left off the voting rolls for almost five years – frustrating residents and leading some to seek a refund of their property taxes. It’s the latest example of what happens when mapmakers from one part of local government are not coordinating with the elections office.


New Rutgers Report Shows Turnout by Voters With Disabilities Surged in 2018

A new report from Rutgers University professors Lisa Schur and Douglas Kruse finds that turnout among voters with disabilities surged in 2018 – although still lagging behind the rate of voters without disabilities. It’s a signal that voters with disabilities should remain a high priority for the election community in 2020 – and beyond.