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Today is National Voter Registration Day

Think back: How did you first register to vote? It's a timely topic because today is National Voter Registration Day and election offices across the country are making a push to register more voters.

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Report: U.S. Voting Machines Old, Outdated

Voting equipment in the U.S. is aging, and will soon need to be replaced.

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Artist Makes Election Issues Graphic

Tim Corey’s artwork, as seen at NCSL’s Legislative Summit in Seattle this week, is really graphic. And explicit.  Even shocking.

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The Latest on Elections and Redistricting at Summit

 If you’re interested in election and campaign issues that will affect the 2015 and 2016 elections and beyond then you must check out the Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee track at NCSL’s Legislative Summit in Seattle.

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Disclosure Is the Trend in Campaign Finance Legislation

If the role of money in state politics has you feeling blue (or red), take heart: Both Republicans and Democrats have initiated and enacted legislation dealing with campaign finance in 2015.

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Florida’s Redistricting Task Will Be Closely Watched

Florida’s Legislature may have thought it was done for the year—but, no. It has a new job to do, and just 100 days to do it. It must redraw district lines for eight congressional districts.

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New Graduate Program Tackles Election Administration

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has announced an online graduate certificate program that will provide current election administrators tools to manage the complexities that they face, and encourage the next generation to get involved in the field.

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Checking Out State Election 'Laboratories'

Last week I was at the State Testing and Certification of Voting Systems Conference in Seattle. This group is into the nitty gritty of elections administration. They’re the ones testing the nation’s voting machines to make sure they’re working as they should.

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Denver a Leader in 'What's Next?' Voting Technology

As the “impending crisis” in voting technology is increasingly discussed across the country—see the Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s final report and this article in State Legislatures magazine—some jurisdictions are making strides toward answering the big question, “What’s next?”

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How are Driver's Licenses/Voter Registration Laws Doing?

The law in 44 states requires motor vehicle agencies to offer citizens the opportunity to register to vote when they come in to get a driver's license. The motor vehicle offices are then required to send those registration applications to the appropriate elections agency.

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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.