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A Few Hiccups in the 'Super Tuesday' Primaries

Elections are at the core of American democracy, but even after 200 years we still haven’t worked out all the kinks. And Tuesday’s so-called “Super Tuesday” primaries in eight states were no exception.

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What You Might Not Know About Today's Primaries

Eight states—Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota—hold their state primaries today, June 5.

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The Midterms Are the Unofficial Start to 2020 Redistricting Season

The midterm elections are doubly important this year. Not only are state and congressional control at stake, but the midterms represent the unofficial start to the 2020 redistricting cycle, which begins after the census data are released in early 2021.

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17-Year-Olds in Primaries

Looking nationwide, 16 states plus the District of Columbia allow 17-year-olds to vote, and the number is slowly growing.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Money and Campaigns

Should there be more money in political campaigns or less? There’s no right answer, of course. But there are lots of opinions.

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Ohio's Big Redistricting Vote

On Tuesday, Ohio’s voters overwhelmingly said “yes” to changing how congressional districts will be adopted in the Buckeye State, come 2021. This is not only a big deal for Ohio but is also a major development in the often highly contentious redistricting process.

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What's In a Name When It's on a Ballot?

With so much importance riding on a name, it may not come as a surprise that many states have decided to codify what can or cannot be included as part of a candidate’s name on a ballot.

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Rural Western States Team Up for Election Security

What do Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North and South Dakota all have in common? In addition to being Western, largely rural states, each sent legislators to Cheyenne, Wyo., to attend the Elections Security: States Teaming Up meeting hosted by NCSL

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NCSL Launches StateVote 2018

You can read all about the upcoming legislative elections, and the dozens of statewide ballot measures that will be voted on that day too, on NCSL’s new StateVote 2018 webpage.

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Happy 10th Birthday to The Canvass!

The April edition of The Canvass marks the 10-year anniversary for NCSL’s election administration newsletter. 

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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.