Articles by Doug Chapin



#ElectionTough: Drop Boxes (Literally) Harden Voting Process

You hear a lot lately about efforts to “harden” the voting process – but that’s usually a metaphor for jurisdictions focused on election security. In Washington State and elsewhere, ballot drop boxes are literally hardening elections and taking what the world can dish out in order to keep votes safe.


Early Voting to Debut in New York

Starting next weekend, New York State voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes in person before Election Day – though the rollout has raised some issues that the state hopes to address before next year’s presidential election.


electionlineWeekly’s 2019 SoS Election Preview

The 2019 election is an off year in most places, but three states (Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi) have statewide elections that include the office of Secretary of State. electionline’s Mindy Moretti has a preview of all three races in this week’s newsletter.



Joe Hall’s “Top-10 Election Security List”

Last week’s electionlineWeekly has a great farewell piece of sorts on election security by Joseph (“Joe”) Lorenzo Hall, who’s moving on from exclusively election-focused work to join the Internet Society as its new Senior Vice President for a Strong Internet.


Lousiana SoS Race Headed to Runoff Rematch

Louisiana’s Secretary of State race will head to a second runoff in less than a year, with incumbent Kyle Ardoin and challenger Gwen Collins-Greenup once again meeting head-to-head as voters choose the state’s chief election official for the next four years.


Short Blogging Break

Heading out of town this long weekend … the blog will take a short break and return Tuesday, October 15. Stay tuned.