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Doug Chapin

Director, Elections Research

Doug Chapin serves as Director of Election Research for Fors Marsh Group. In his role, Doug is responsible for leading the research, analysis, and delivery of FMG’s election research programs and our fantastic staff of experts in this field. Doug joined FMG from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, where he served as the founder and first director of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration. This master- and undergraduate-level certificate program is aimed at students as well as practitioners and works to identify, recruit, and train the next generation of election administrators nationwide.

Before this role, Doug served as Director of Election Initiatives for the Pew Center on the States and was the founder of, still the nation’s premier source of nonpartisan news and information about election administration across the United States. Doug is a well-known writer and speaker in the field and has an extensive academic background, having earned a law degree from Georgetown University, a master of public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and an A.B. in politics from Princeton University.


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