The March issue looks at the debate over the minimum wage, health reform in the states, the long energy relationship between Canada and the U.S. and much more.
Welcome to The Canvass: States 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 e-mail us with any questions or comments.
The February issue of The Canvass examines the recommendations from the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. The co-chairs of the panel, Robert Bauer and Benjamin Ginsberg, spoke to NCSL about why legislators should consider the commission's recommendations for improving elections such as expanding online voter registration and using in-service days at schools where elections are held to answer safety concerns.
This issue also provides a primer on electronic poll books, which can be used at polling places to verify that a person is registered to vote. Read why e-poll books are attracting support from some lawmakers who believe the technology can reduce wait times and confusion at polling sites.
Additionally featured is an interview with New York Senator Thomas O'Mara, a Q&A with Neal Kelley about how a jurisdiction as massive as Orange County, Calif., runs its elections, and links to many elections-related resources.
A printable PDF version of The Canvass also is available.
Featured election articles from past issues of The Canvass can be found in a Topical Index.
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