Professor Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, founded the Election Law Blog in 2003 to share news and analysis of election law issues. He had been doing so on an informal basis since co-founding the Election Law Listserv in 1995 with Professor Daniel Lowenstein, and ELB provided the vehicle to deliver the content to a broader audience. Over the years, ELB has been the go-to source for courts, lawyers, journalists, scholars, and the general public for news and analysis of issues including campaign financing, redistricting, election administration, ballot measures, recall elections, legislation and statutory interpretation, comparative election law, and the rule of law. The ABA Journal named ELB to its “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame” in 2015.
In the early 2010s Hasen expanded ELB to allow regular contributors, and in 2021 Hasen revamped ELB and increased the contributor roster to include more of the most important and interesting voices in the field. Guest posts also appear with some frequency.
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