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Wagering on Elections? Not a Smart Bet

Think twice before betting on elections. This is considered a crime in 21 states.

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Wisconsin Latest to Ask Voters for Photo ID

Wisconsin is the 32nd state to ask voters to show an ID at the polls.

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Turning up ways to boost voter turnout

There’s an old joke I’ve heard one time too many. It goes like this: A politician is asked to respond to an election with turnout so low that only three voters showed up. The response: “Fine, as long as two of them vote for me.”

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NCSL Launches Initiative & Referendum Database

How has the initiative and referendum process changed over the years? What are some laws that could be affecting my state this year?

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"Game Change" Authors Handicap the Midterms

A week of intense public policy discussion at NCSL’s Legislative Summit was topped off with a serving of pure politics Friday afternoon when political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann offered their take on the national political scene.

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Vegas: Where State-of-the-Art Elections Are a Sure Bet

The warehouse that houses Clark County’s election department may not have the lights and glitz of the nearby Las Vegas strip, but it is no less awe-inspiring.

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The View of Vote-by-Mail from Washington State

I asked the assembled election officials what’s good and what’s not-so-good about running elections entirely by mail. Here are a few of the answers:

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Paid for by Whom? Disclaimer Requirements in the Digital Age

Political advertisements disseminated on the web often are not subject to the same disclaimer requirements as television or radio communications, leaving viewers in the dark as to the ad’s source of funding.

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California Recount Is an Expensive Proposition

The rules governing recounts rarely generate mass attention—unless a major recount is underway, asis the case now in California.

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Tough Task to Challenge Mississippi’s Primary

The loser in this month’s Mississippi primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat, state Senator Chris McDaniel (R), intends to challenge the June 2 primary runoff in Mississippi won by his opponent, Senator Thad Cochran (R).

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.

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