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Transportation Issues Roll Toward Election Day

Transportation policy debates and headlines have consumed their fair share of public policy oxygen in 2014.

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Studies Conflict on Voter ID Impact, Costs

Just last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released "Issues Related to State Voter Identification Laws." The authors, program evaluators for the federal government, spent a year digging deep, deep down on some key questions.

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The Election Administator's Prayer - An Addendum

For years, the election administrator’s prayer has been “Please, please, please let the winners win big.”  The idea is that close elections are the ones that require recounts (a time-consuming and expensive process) and draw questions about procedures and accuracy.

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In the Hunt for Votes – Bears, Wolves and the Right to Hunt on the Ballot

While states across the country and NCSL staff prepare for the election season, hunters across the country gear up for fall hunting seasons—many of which are well underway.

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A Day in the Life of a Rural Texas Elections Administrator

There are no shortcuts to running an election, especially when your county is the largest in Texas.

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Voters to Decide on 147 Statewide Ballot Measures

Voters in 40 states and the District of Columbia will  face 137 statewide ballot measures—those policy questions on which voters get to be the final deciders.

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There's an Elections App for That!

In a bid to make election information more accessible to a population that spends more and more of its time staring at a smart phone screen, election jurisdictions across the country are creating apps for smart phones that provide voters with essential information about the upcoming election.

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Tax Measures on the Ballot in Nine States

Tax-related ballot measures have been certified to appear on Election Day ballots in nine states.

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Voting Issues Going to the Voters

When it comes to election administration, campaign finance, primaries and redistricting, the law of the land is generally determined by state lawmakers. However, these decisions can also be made by voters.

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Five States to Vote on Minimum Wage

Voters in five states will weigh in on minimum wage ballot issues on Nov. 4.

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