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Welcome to The CanvassStates and Election Reform®—a newsletter by NCSL for legislatures. With support provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts, The Canvass is designed to synthesize data, legislative practices, and insight from the 50 states and U.S. territories into an executive summary for legislators and key staff. 

We hope The Canvass will give you an edge in perspective as you work to improve your state's elections, and we welcome your feedback. Feel free to call or email us with any questions or comments.   

Current Issue of The Canvass

The March issue of The Canvass features a fresh look at voter ID policy. The hottest of elections topics in recent years has cooled a bit in 2014 but voter ID is still prompting legislation in several states that could affect what identification is required of a person at a polling site.

This issue also examines whether a candidate can run for two offices on the same ballot. The question has attracted recent attention as U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) considers a 2016 presidential bid while simultaneously running for re-election.

Additionally featured is an interview with Minnesota Senator Katie Sieben about the importance of working with legislators across the aisle, a Q&A with Paul Lux about why Okaloosa County, Fla., has focused on serving its military and overseas voters, and links to many elections-related resources.

A printable PDF version of The Canvass also is available.

Topical Index of The Canvass

Featured election articles from past issues of The Canvass can be found in a Topical Index.

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