Doug Chapin Testimony

Doug Chapin, Director of the Elections Initiative at the Pew Center on the States, is testifying in front of the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration.  Takeaway quote:

“While the 2008 election was a success in many regards, significant challenges in several areas of election administration remain,” said Chapin.  “Improvements in voter registration could go a long way in removing obstacles cited by voters that prevented them from participating in last year’s election.”

The press release is here.

The survey dataset that is referred to by Chapin will also form much of the basis of the papers to be delivered at the MPSA (and listed in my previous posting).  The survey report is here (warning, 100+ page pdf).  Three of our blog authors, Alvarez, Hall, and Stewart, are co-authors of the report.