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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 August issue of The Canvass focuses on turnout. From allowing same-day registration to enacting voter ID laws, legislators are interested in which elections administration policies may increase voter participation.

Additionally featured is an article about recounts. Lawmakers are taking another look at recount laws in the wake of several close statewide elections.

This edition also includes an interview about elections policy with Massachusetts Senator Barry Finegold and a Q&A with Barbara Agnew, elections administrator for Burnet County, Texas.

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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