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How are Driver's Licenses/Voter Registration Laws Doing?

The law in 44 states requires motor vehicle agencies to offer citizens the opportunity to register to vote when they come in to get a driver's license. The motor vehicle offices are then required to send those registration applications to the appropriate elections agency.

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Primary Format Won't Deter Extreme Politics

Whether your state has an open primary, closed primary or nominates the best two candidates from all parties on a single ballot, extreme politics are not going away, panelists said during a session at NCSL’s Forum last week.

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Red, Blue and Hunter's Blaze Orange

While a Republican wave across state legislatures was determined by voters on Tuesday, there were varying outcomes for hunting ballot measures across the states.

 

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Recap of 2014 Environment-related Bond Ballot Measures

Voters approved measures to fund a variety of land, water or coastal conservation efforts in seven states. Measures to expand a bottle deposit program in Massachusetts and redirect some oil and gas money to conservation efforts in North Dakota failed. 

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From the State Capitol to the U.S. Capitol

State legislators make up a majority of newly elected members of Congress. 

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Republican Wave Capsizes Democrats

Update 9:39 a.m. ET

After a day of double-checking partisan composition numbers in the more than 6,000 legislative races this year, the extent of Republican success in legislative and governor’s elections is mostly clear. Suffice it to say, it was a banner election for the GOP.

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StateVote 2014: Results From Races, Ballot Measures

Are you results-oriented? If so, NCSL’s StateVote 2014 has what you need: results from this week’s midterm elections.

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GOP Tightens Reins on Governorships

Republicans strengthened their grip on the nation’s governorships Tuesday, extending their executive control to at least 32 states.

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Ballot Measures: Yes on Wages and Weed, No on GMOS and Voting

The voters have spoken. They want higher minimum wages, freer access to marijuana, the right to hunt—including bears in Maine—and to show respect to veterans and members of the military.

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Arkansas Voters Only Ones to Decide on Ethics Measure

Depending on the year, NCSL’s Center for Ethics in Government tracks between 600 and 900 state ethics and lobbying bills annually. In 2014, we’re only tracking one measure on Election Day.

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