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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 November issue of The Canvass features a story on major court rulings that have defined elections in 2014, from decisions about voter ID and early voting to a case about proof-of-citizenship requirements affecting Kansas and Arizona.

The edition also looks at vote centers and why some states have turned to these big-box versions of the polling place.

This issue also includes an interview about elections policy with California Senator Alex Padilla (D) and a Q&A with Clifford Rodgers, elections administrator for Knox County, Tenn.

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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