I thought that my colleagues at the Make Voting Work initiative were the first to come up with the term “voter registration modernization.” I figured Doug Chapin deserves the credit.
I first heard the term outside of the Pew command center at a recent Project Vote / Demos / Barnard conference on voter registration held in New York City. One speaker spoke approvingly of the term, wondering aloud who first coined the phrase.
Now I see that Robin Carnahan (MO) and Trey Grayson (KY) are on message, arguing for “the modernization of our voter registration system” in Roll Call oped.
Doug, was it you? Or are you just letting someone else suck up the praise?