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Election Administration

VOTER ID

a "Vote" buttonNCSL has complete details on existing voter ID requirements, pending legislation, and background information. We also have information on non-documentary ways that voters can prove their identity, costs associated with voter ID, and legal challenges and considerations.

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NCSL'S ELECTIONS NEWSLETTER

image of a newspaper saying "news"With support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, The Canvass is designed to synthesize data, legislative practices, and insight from around the nation into an executive summary for legislators and key staff. We welcome reader feedback

 

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50-STATE RESEARCH

U.S. mapNCSL provides 50-state research on many election law and procedural issues, including Voter ID: State Requirements, Absentee and Early Voting, Primary Election Systems, Automatic Recount Thresholds, Electronic (Online) Registration and Same Day Registration.

 

 

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ELECTIONS TECHNOLOGY

blue and green techy-looking imageNCSL is following issues related to using the Internet to assist the voting process, the use of electronic poll books, certification of voting systems and the costs associated with staying up-to-date.

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OVERVIEW | ELECTION LAWS AND PROCEDURES

Election laws and procedures have been under increased scrutiny since the drawn-out presidential election of 2000.  States are taking a closer look at voter registration, absentee and early voting, voting technology, voter identification and other key election reform issues in an effort to provide fair elections for all eligible voters, and at a reasonable cost. 

To assist lawmakers in reviewing elections policy decisions, NCSL provides 50-state charts, expert testimony, databases of elections-related legislation, an elections-related newsletter, The Canvass, and more.

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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.

  • States and Election Reform | The Canvass: August 2014

    The August 2014 edition of The Canvass features an article about voter turnout and the efforts by some states to increase participation in elections, a story that highlights state recount policies, interviews with a legislator and elections administrator and other elections-related news from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

We are the nation's most respected bipartisan organization providing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill.

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