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2014 LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

October-November 2014 State Legislatures magazine coverDysfunction in the federal government makes for high stakes in the 2014 state legislative elections. NCSL's Morgan Cullen and Tim Storey examine the races in this month's State Legislatures magazine and offer an analysis of what we'll see on Election Day.

BALLOT MEASURES DATABASE

graphic indicating "statevote"Ballot measures provide a window into virtually every legislative policy arena. NCSL’s database of measures includes all those on the ballot this year: 137 in 40 states plus the District of Columbia.

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2014 BALLOT MEASURES

Illustration of ballot measuresVoters will face 147 statewide ballot measures this year, ranging from education to elections to marijuana. NCSL's Wendy Underhill breaks down the measures in this month's issue of State Legislatures magazine. Or, check out blog entries relating to statewide ballot measures for 2014.

 

 

 

 

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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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  • States and Election Reform | The Canvass: October 2014

    NCSL's election newsletter, The Canvass, provides information about the differences in elections administration between urban and rural jurisdictions, a story about the experience of running elections in rural communities and much more.

  • Ballot Measures Database

    This database includes all statewide ballot measures throughout a century. Search by state or by topic, such as education, transportation, abortion, etc.

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