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Doug Chapin

Doug Chapin is the Director of Election Initiatives at the Pew Center on the States. He leads efforts to support, translate and disseminate relevant research on election administration reform and to promote adoption of reforms supported with evidence from this research. He began his Pew career in 2001 when he founded Pew’s, a nationally-recognized voice in election administration policy that provides timely, centralized and comprehensive news, research and analysis about election reform. Prior to launching electionline, Doug was an attorney in private practice specializing in election and ethics law. He also served as elections counsel to the minority of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration from 1997 to 2000, where he focused on federal election legislation and participated in the review of the disputed 1996 Senate election in Louisiana. Doug is a frequent speaker on voting technology, voter registration, election law issues and the status of election reform efforts nationwide, and teaches courses on election administration and the law as an adjunct professor at American University, Georgetown University Law Center and William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law. He holds a law degree from Georgetown University, a master’s in public administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s in politics from Princeton University.

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