The World of Election Cybersecurity

Event Description


Deadline to Register: October 25, 2018

The 2016 election highlighted the need for the nation to think seriously about the role of cybersecurity of the American election process. Join the University of Minnesota Election Academy’s Doug Chapin as he describes what happened in 2016 and the federal, state and local response to current and future threats to the country’s voting system.

This CLE is presented for REMOTE PARTICIPATION ONLY and will be presented via webcast.  Remote attendance instructions will be emailed to attendees early the morning of Friday, 10/26.


Doug Chapin | Director  Program for Excellence in Election Administration

Doug Chapin is the director of the Program for Excellence in Election Administration. Chapin came to the Humphrey School after 10 years at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he served as director of Election Initiatives for the Pew Center on the States. Under his leadership, Pew’s elections team successfully lobbied for enactment of military and overseas voting reform in Congress and state legislatures; enlisted dozens of states and technology partners like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook to provide official voting information online and via mobile technology; and worked with election officials, academics, and technical experts to design and implement efforts to upgrade the nation’s voter registration systems. Prior to serving at Pew, Chapin was an attorney in private practice specializing in election and ethics law. He served as elections counsel to the Democrats on the U.S. Senate Rules Committee from 1997 to 2000, where he focused on federal election legislation and participated in the review of the disputed 1996 Senate election in Louisiana. He holds a law degree from Georgetown University, a master of public administration degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and an A.B. in politics from Princeton University.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit applied for | Event Code: 264248


Public Law Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member not in the section: $20.00  
Non-Member:  $25.00 
Law Student: Free

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Remote Participation:  

This CLE is available for REMOTE PARTICIPATION ONLY.  Remote participation details will be emailed the morning of the event.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM