Huge Blow to Election Law Field: Electionline.Org Going on “Indefinite Hiatus”

Terrible news for those of us who have come to depend upon Mindy, Doug and the Electionline team to keep us up to date on news, trends and analysis in election administration:

Director’s Note: Au Revoir to go on indefinite hiatus beginning August 8

By Doug Chapin

In September 2001, made its first appearance online. At the time, our idea was that with so many different election reform efforts underway across the nation it was important to have a comprehensive yet unbiased source of news and information about the field.

It’s been a terrific 12 years – covering most of three presidential election cycles – but, as with everything else, all good things must come to an end.

Next week on August 8, the site will go on indefinite hiatus.

Our friends and colleagues at The Pew Charitable Trusts have been more than generous partners throughout the years – providing operational and substantive support via grants and direct project funding – but as far back as 2001 it was understood that eventually Pew’s investment would end as it pursued new and different priorities both inside and out of the field of elections.

Now, that day has come….



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