electionline.org is the nation's only nonpartisan, non-advocacy clearinghouse for election reform news and information. It was founded in 2001 by Doug Chapin and supported by a grant to the University of Richmond from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
In 2007 the electionline team formally joined The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of Pew's transition from private foundation to public charity.
In 2011 Doug Chapin ended his tenure at Pew to work with the University of Minnesota and brought the electionline team with him. Pew continued to fund electionline through August 2013 as part of a "project funding agreement" with the University of Minnesota.
After a brief hiatus, electionline returned in 2014 electionline with funding from Democracy Fund and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. It was also supported TurboVote and ELECTricity at the New Organizing Institute.
Today, electionline is funded through a grant from the Democracy Fund with the support of Democracy Works.
Mindy joined the electionline team in 2005. Before joining electionLine, she was a senior writer for County News, the bi-weekly publication of the National Association of Counties. Prior to that Mindy was the publication’s coordinator at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a features writer for the Terre Haute Tribune Star. She began her career as a news aide at The Washington Post. Mindy is a graduate of West Virginia University.
Doug Chapin's bio may be read here.