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Control of the Virginia Senate Hinges on Jan. 27 Recount

Virginia Democrat Jennifer Wexton comfortably won a three-way race in a special election for the Virginia Senate despite a snowstorm making it challenging for voters trying to get to the polls.  Wexton’s victory leaves the Senate with 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans.

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Voter Law Changes in 2013: A Roundup

When it came to new election laws, 2013 was both remarkable and not-so-remarkable. 

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SoS and Elections - A Mixed Bag of Responsibilities

Over the past few years, secretaries of state have regularly made national news for elections-related moves.

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Resigning to Preserve Majority Won't Work in all States

Colorado state Senator Evie Hudak avoided losing her seat in May, when petitioners suspended the recall campaign they’d launched against her. But she wasn’t as fortunate this fall. Hudak resigned in November in the face of a new recall push, making her the third Colorado Democrat to lose a Senate seat to recall efforts this year.

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Elections Forecast Helps Kick Off NCSL Fall Forum

Courts will likely play a key role in settling election policy disputes, updating voting rolls will remain a challenge and state legislators will face a new wave of elections reforms.

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Chambers to Watch: the Virginia Senate

The Virginia House of Delegates held scheduled elections in 2013 but the real news this year is in the state Senate.

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Elections Policy: Looking Back at 2013 and Ahead to 2014

NCSL’s Redistricting and Elections Task Force will host a session during NCSL's Fall Forum of what to expect in elections policy in 2014.

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Only two states, New Jersey and Virginia held scheduled legislative elections on Nov. 5, and party majorities held forth in both states.

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Most of States' 31 Ballot Issues Pass

Voters in six states addressed 31 statewide ballot measures yesterday, and the overwhelming answer was “yes.”  Of the 31, 27 measures passed.

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A new report shows that lower court candidates in ten states raised $55.2 million in contributions in the 2011–2012 elections.

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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.