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Election Day Preview: Three States Head to Polls Nov. 5

Voters in three states will head to the polls Nov. 5 to cast their ballots in state legislative races that will decide the partisan makeup of their legislatures for the next two years.

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States and the Prohibition of Foreign Contributions

Amidst the near daily developments in the ongoing Ukraine affair, you may have missed the part involving a potential campaign finance violation.

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Defining 'Personal Use' in Campaign Finance Laws

Federal campaign laws prohibit using campaign funds for “personal use,” and the “irrespective test” is used to distinguish between campaign/officeholder expenses and personal expenses. If the expense would exist irrespective of the person’s role as a candidate or elected official, then campaign funds cannot be used.

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Child Care and the Future of Campaign Funds

I recently joined the Elections and Redistricting team at NCSL, and in my early research on campaign finance, I was surprised to see so many incoming questions about the use of campaign funds for child care. I shouldn’t have been.

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Calling all the Kids—Youth Poll Workers Save the Day!

Do you pay much attention to who runs your polling place on Election Day?

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The Lowdown on 2019's Ballot Measures

Election season is right around the corner, and before the year is out, citizens from nine states will have voted on 25 ballot measures.

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Walking Through Ranked-Choice Voting at Summit

What state capital would be a good choice for NCSL’s next election policy meeting? We asked attendees to a session at Summit to help us out—and to do so by using ranked-choice voting.

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Election Realities: Wilson County, Tenn., Election Commission

At Legislative Summit, nobody works 9 to 5. And so it was that hours before Dolly Parton made a standing room-only Summit splash last week, a small but intrepid group visited the Wilson County Election Commission on the outskirts of Nashville, early on a Monday morning, to see the reality of running elections in Tennessee.

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Strong States: Spending the Summer Exploring the Ins and Outs of State Legislatures

Theresa Nelson, a rising sophomore at Stanford University majoring in public policy and Spanish, is a summer intern in NCSL's Elections program. She produced this Q&A blog for Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West.

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Mail Dispute Could Be Hurdle for Overseas Voters

It should be no surprise that mail plays an important role in elections, particularly for those living abroad. In 2016 almost 3 million voting-eligible citizens lived overseas, according to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), a Department of Defense program.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.