Smart Politicsis a non-partisan political news site at the Humphrey School’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. Offering political analysis by and beyond the numbers since its foundation in 2006, Smart Politics is authored by Dr. Eric Ostermeier, who publishes its original, data-driven reports on public policy, campaigns, and elections for Minnesota, Upper Midwestern, and national politics. Smart Politics is a leading resource for national and local journalists across the country, with its reports featured and cited several hundred times each year in the broadcast, print, and digital media.
In 2007, the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs launched the Program for Excellence in Election Administration. Minnesota has long been a leader in developing independent, non-partisan, well-trained election administrators. The program brings together non-partisan administrators and expert analysts from the region and nation to share innovations and strategies for fair and effective elections administration.
Doug Chapin is the director of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration. Chapin writes the Election Academy blog posts. For additional information about this program, please contact Doug Chapin, Director of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration at email@example.com or 612-625-9116.