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electionline.org is the nation's only nonpartisan, non-advocacy clearinghouse for election administration news and information. It was founded in 2001 by Doug Chapin and supported by a grant to the University of Richmond from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

In 2007, the electionline.org team formally joined The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of Pew's transition from private foundation to public charity.

In 2011, Doug Chapin ended his tenure at Pew to work with the University of Minnesota and brought the electionline.org team with him. Pew continued to fund electionline.org through August 2013 as part of a “project funding agreement” with the University of Minnesota.

After a brief hiatus, electionline.org returned in 2014 with funding from Democracy Fund and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. It was also supported by Democracy Works and ELECTricity now a part of the Center for Technology and Civic Life.

In late 2017, electionline.org became a project of Democracy Fund, a bipartisan foundation established by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Today, electionline.org is overseen by an editor and managed by Democracy Fund’s Elections team. Democracy Fund is committed to transparency and will share when any content on the site may feature Democracy Fund grantees or other work. The Elections team will develop long-term plans to develop new content and information for a growing audience.

M. Mindy Moretti

Mindy joined the electionline.org team in 2005. Before joining electionline.org, she was a senior writer for County News, the semi-monthly publication of the National Association of Counties. Prior to that Mindy was the publications coordinator at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a features writer for the Terre Haute Tribune Star. She began her career as a news aide at The Washington Post. Mindy is a graduate of West Virginia University.

Doug Chapin
Director Emeritus

Doug Chapin's bio may be read here.

Editorial policy

  • The editor of electionline.org sources and creates content in collaboration with Democracy Fund.
  • Democracy Fund strives to provide and share information and content that informs and inspires readers, especially those who work within the election administration field.
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