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An Up-Close Look at Arkansas Elections

Turnout means everything in elections. And this week, elections technology meant something for 39 Arkansas legislators who turned out for a packed meeting where elections technology took center stage.

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Study Ranks States on Election Performance

Forty states and the District of Columbia showed improvements in how they administered the 2012 presidential election over the previous national contest, according to data in the Elections Performance Index, a project by elections researchers at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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New York Lawmakers Sign on to National Popular Vote Compact

The New York Senate and Assembly have approved a proposal to join the National Popular Vote (NPV) Interstate Compact.

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Nebraska, Georgia Join Online Registration Boom

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman on Monday signed into law LB 661 by Senator Bob Krist, the same day Georgia launched a state website that allows its residents to register online to vote.

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Vermont: Haven for Indie-Pols

Democrats and Republicans have an overwhelming grip on most U.S. legislatures. Of the 535 voting members of the U.S. Congress, just two – Maine Senator Angus King and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (pictured) – are independents and zero identify primarily with a third party.

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New Episode Emerges in Proof of Citizenship Serial

A new episode has just emerged in the long-running serial about whether a voter can be required to prove citizenship

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Move to Standardize Early Voting

Last week the Wisconsin Senate passed a bill (SB 324) that would end early voting on evenings and weekends. SB 324 and its accompanying Assembly Bill 54 now go to Governor Scott Walker.

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Three PACs dedicated to secretary of state (SOS) races—one on the right and two on the left—have launched since early December. The catalysts for this focus on secretaries of state were controversies in elections administration. 

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Voter ID and Amendment Requirements

Photo voter ID legislation introduced in the Missouri Senate seems likely to clear the state legislature this session.

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Eleven-vote Margin in Recount Gives Democrats Narrow Control of Virginia Senate

Out of over 20,000 votes cast in the Jan. 7 special election in Virginia’s 6th Senate District, just nine separated Democrat Lynwood Lewis and Republican Wayne Coleman at the end of the initial canvass. With such a tight margin, trailing candidate Coleman requested a recount. That recount, which concluded on Monday, shifted two additional votes into Lewis’ column, for a final tally of 10,203 to 10,192.

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