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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 October issue of The Canvass features a story on the differences in how urban and rural jurisdictions hold elections, how some legislators have balanced uniformity with flexibility and why some innovations are taking shape in certain communities.

The edition also looks at why Louisiana holds its primary election on Nov. 4 and how a runoff from that election could help determine which party has control of the U.S. Senate.

This edition also includes an interview about elections policy with Pennsylvania Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R) and a Q&A with Joe Gloria, registrar of voters for Clark County, Nevada.

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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