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Elections and Campaigns

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POLICY AND ELECTIONS TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

Santa FeJoin legislators, election administrators and other experts June 3-5 in Santa Fe for an interactive and engaging discussion on trends in elections technology. See a preliminary agenda here.

 

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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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UPCOMING WEBINAR

Join us for Linking Driving Records to Voting Records, a free webinar, May 1 and hear from The Pew Charitable Trusts and representatives from Delaware, a state that has successfully implemented a system to seamlessly transfer data between its motor vehicle office and election office.

 

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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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FEATURED

  • Online Voter Registration

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

  • Linking Driving Records to Voting Records Webinar | Legislative Role

    This webinar will include faculty from The Pew Charitable Trusts and Delaware, a state that has implemented a system to seamlessly transfer data between its motor vehicle and election offices. Learn what legislators can do to ensure voter registrations completed at the DMV get on the voter rolls.

  • Policy and Elections Technology: A Legislative Perspective

    A national meeting on elections technology policy June 3-5, 2015 in Santa Fe, NM. Learn about voting technology, pros and cons of internet voting, the impact of legislation on voting systems and state-of-the-art tools for voting and managing elections.

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