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Maryland Suit Claims Voting System Unfair to People With Disabilities

A Maryland lawsuit has drawn attention to the challenge of ensuring each person has privacy and independence during voting.

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Minnesota's Election System Gets High Marks

Minnesota’s election system is a rightful source of pride. Turnout is consistently the highest in the nation, and the North Star State recently received high marks from the Elections Performance Index, a tool designed by the Pew Charitable Trusts to encourage election improvements at the state level.

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The Certain Uncertainty of Voter ID

In life, nothing is certain except death and taxes. With voter ID, nothing is certain except court challenges and media attention.

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Minnesota legislature moves quickly to keep online registration open

Minnesota’s online voter registration website never missed a beat last week thanks to the swift passage of a bill that defined the Legislature as the proper authority for setting state elections policy.

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New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli Not Seeking Re-election

After 18 years in the New Hampshire House, including three terms as speaker, Terie Norelli announced  Monday that she would not seek re-election in 2014.

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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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