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NCSL FORUM | DEC. 9-12, 2014

2014 NCSL forum logo Forum resources from NCSL's 2014 Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee are now available.

Elections and redistricting sessions included elections in the courts, primary systems and combining race and ethnicity in Census Bureau reporting.

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BALLOT MEASURES DATABASE

Photo of person inserting ballot into ballot boxBallot measures provide a window into virtually every legislative policy arena. NCSL’s database of measures includes all those on the ballot this year: 147 in 41 states plus the District of Columbia.

 

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STATEVOTE 2014

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Available now—2014 election results.

View our free webinar—State of State Elections 2014—for up-to-date election results and analysis.

Visit the NCSL Blog for analyses of legislative races and statewide ballot measures. 

 

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ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

vote button on computer keyboardTwenty states offer online registration and another four states have passed legislation to create online voter registration systems, but have not yet implemented them. Learn more and see our table of state legislation.

 

 

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OVERVIEW | ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS

NCSL tracks election and campaign issues in four major categories: campaign finance, election laws and procedures, election results and analysis, and initiative and referendum. We provide comprehensive 50-state research and analysis on a wide variety of topics related to these issues.

For redistricting, NCSL provides similar data that covers redistricting laws, commissions and litigation.

Additionally, NCSL's Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee works on issues that effect all states, including voting technology and redistricting systems and technology.

If you don't find the information you need, please contact our elections team at 303-364-7700 or elections-info@ncsl.org. NCSL staff can do specialized searches for legislators and legislative staff.

STANDING COMMITTEE

a stylized map of the U.S.NCSL’s Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee focuses on redistricting, election administration, voting technology and campaign finance. It provides educational opportunities through meetings, webinars and field trips. Membership is open to legislators and legislative staff. The next meeting is in Washington, D.C., Dec. 10-11.  

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DATABASES

image of a databaseNCSL provides two databases of state-level election legislation. The 2011-current database, powered by StateNet, provides easy access to this year's election-related bills. The 2001-2010 database provides users with historical data.

In 2014, we have launched the Elections Administration Research Database, which includes 1,900 research papers and reports relating to elections. 

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  • Online Voter Registration

    This page contains information about state legislation affecting online voter registration, which is authorized in 18 states.

  • States and Election Reform | The Canvass: November-December 2014

    NCSL's elections newsletter, The Canvass, provides information about notable court rulings that have affected elections administration in 2014, including voter ID cases. It also includes a story about the use of vote centers and an article about several elections-related ballot measures in 2014.

  • StateVote 2014: Pre-Election Analysis

    This page contains information about the 2014 state legislative elections and statewide ballot measures, including partisan control of legislatures, turnover and -re-election analysis.

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