Proposed election laws change falls short on maintaining vote integrity
Doug Chapin discusses his research on voter turnout.
However, Doug Chapin, director of excellence in election administration at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at University of Minnesota, addressed the Secretary of the State Elections Performance Task force on increased voter turnout by stating that, "It is like trying to drive a screw with a hammer. ... Implementing vote by mail, vote centers, or the like, thinking it will have some sort of impact on turnout, is misguided; it might, but likely will not. ... Turnout tends to be driven by what's on the ballot rather than when, where and how it is available."