The Canvass: States and Election Reform
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 email us with any questions or comments.
Current Issue of The Canvass
The January issue of The Canvass features thoughts about 2015 from a baker's dozen of elections policy experts. They shared which elections issues will likely shape legislative agendas such as the increased use of technology to streamline the registration and elections process, and the need to replace aging voting machines. The experts also had advice for lawmakers to help improve elections.
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.
Chronological Index of the Canvass
- December 2010: The Election Season Gets Longer and Longer
- August 2010: Ten Years Since the Florida Election Meltdown - Could it Happen Again?
- July 2010: Vote-By-Mail: Fiscally Fashionable?
- June 2010: State Voting Laws and the Mentally Disabled
- March 2010: The Real Cost of Voter Registration: Oregon Case Study
- December 2009: States Confront Military and Overseas Ballot Mandates
- October 2009: Indiana Courts Strike Down Photo ID Requirement
- June 2009: Registration "Modernization" Proposals Take Center Stage
- March 2009: Arizona Leads The Way As Military And Overseas e-Voting Gains Momentum
- January 2009: 2008 Election Recap
- October 2008: Nonresident Property Owners and Voting in Local Elections: A Paradigm Shift?
- August 2008: Election Emergencies Happen
- July 2008: Tennessee and Ohio Enact Major Bipartisan Election Reform
- May 2008: Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Law Requiring Photo ID to Vote
- April 2008: What Should States Do About Voting Equipment