We dive into the archives to bring you up to date on a number of stories featured over the blog’s first few months.
Articles by Doug Chapin
Washington State’s recent experience with 21,000 unsent ballots highlights the importance of communication between agencies that have agreed to cooperate on voters’ behalf.
Unvoted ballots are a significant post-election challenge and a huge waste of public dollars. This post uses the analogy to the “snowplow problem” to look at efforts to more closely match ballot printing with voter demand for ballots.
Pew’s latest Election Data Dispatch looks at cost data from Massachusetts’ recent special U.S. Senate election. The data suggests that even a modest investment in data collection can pay powerful dividends in certainty about election costs.
The razor-thin outcome in a Virginia State Senate race that could affect control of the chamber could lead to a recount. This post provides some background on the election details that could play a role.
A recent op-ed on smartphone voting points out the value of “new eyes” in the ongoing effort to modernize our system of elections.
In honor of Election Day 2011, some words from years past about the day itself.
With Election Day 2011 (and Election Day 2012!) rapidly approaching, here’s what every voter can do to make sure he or she is an “educated consumer” before casting a ballot.
Turnout of inactive voters in Colorado was up in 2011 after a controversy about whether or not they should receive ballots at all. This post wonders if the attention sparked by the controversy had anything to do with the results.
Pew’s new Election Data Dispatch looks at the growth in non-precinct place voting (NPPV). This post discusses what voters’ growing reliance on NPPV means for the field – and the future of election administration.