Turn to NCSL for pre- and post-election data and analysis this election season. Since 1996, NCSL has provided the nation’s most comprehensive data and analysis of legislative and statewide ballot measure elections, and we plan to continue the tradition. This information is available via our StateVote website, NCSL’s blogs, and pre- and post-election webinars. We work through the night on Election Day, tweeting breaking news as it happens, in order to have complete analysis by early the next morning.
For every statewide election, NCSL tracks before and after status on party control of each legislative chamber, the party of the governor, veto-proof majorities, and what this means for each state and the nation as a whole. For this year, 6,049 out of the 7,383 total state legislative seats are up for election. Currently, there are 57 Republican majority chambers and 41 with Democratic majorities, plus Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral chamber. In an off-year election, these legislative races and party control of legislative chambers is especially important.
Additionally, NCSL tracks all statewide ballot measures and analyzes what these citizen votes mean for politics as a whole and for legislators particularly. This year, 147 measures are on ballots in 41 states plus the District of Columbia.
For more information, contact NCSL's StateVote team at 303-364-7700.