Articles by Doug Chapin

Crowd-Geeking the New Military Voting Report

New military voting data released this week presents the most complete snapshot to date of how well the election system works for these voters. I asked a few election geeks for an analysis of the data – and what they told me was fascinating.

Wait … What? The Need for Usability in Election Materials

The latest twist in the Cuyahoga absentee voting saga finds voters confused by the design of ballots. This post examines the issue of usability and makes the case that election officials need to become more attentive to the science of “how people use stuff.”