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Election Security: The Soft and Hard Sides

NCSL's Cybersecurity Task Force took on election security during the NCSL Capitol Forum

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Redistricting Law: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

The 2010s have been an active decade for redistricting litigation. Almost nine years since the 2010 census data was delivered to the states, litigation against district plans continues in multiple states.

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Oklahoma Senate Sets Up First Chamber-Specific Census Complete Count Committee

Oklahoma has demonstrated how the political parties can work together for substantive bipartisan cooperation that will benefit their state. Senate leaders from both parties joined to form a Senate-specific 2020 Complete Count Committee (CCC). 

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Category: Elections, Census
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The Future of the Electoral College

A panel during last week's NCSL Capitol Forum discussed the merits of keeping the Electoral College versus replacing it with a national popular vote.

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The Future of Campaign Ads—and Regulation—Is Digital

Twitter has banned political ads. Some say Facebook, Google and others should do the same. But according to Colin Delany, an online communications consultant, “even if Facebook got rid of digital advertising, there would still be digital ads.”

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Transportation Funding Mishmash at 2019 Ballot Box

Voters in three states—Colorado, Maine and Washington—voiced their opinions on statewide transportation funding proposals in the 2019 elections.

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Presidential Primaries and More in the December Canvass

With less than two months between now and the Iowa caucuses, politics dominates nearly every conversation about presidential primaries. But the process for choosing presidential candidates matters, too, which is why this month’s Canvass—the NCSL election administration newsletter—provides an extensive report on how state political parties are handling their states’ 2020 presidential primaries.

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Category: Elections
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SCOTUS Warns Too Low State Law Campaign Contribution Limits May be Unconstitutional

Following Thompson v. Hebdon, states with low individual-to-candidate or individual-to-group campaign contribution limits may want to review their constitutionality. 

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Check Out NCSL's 'Critical Update' Redistricting Forum Post-Conference

The elections and redistricting program will host a post-conference on redistricting options for policymakers following the conclusion of the NCSL Capitol Forum in Phoenix next month.

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Category: Elections
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Geo-Enabled Elections & More in the November Canvass

The new trend of using Geographic Information Systems in election offices offers one method for ensuring that each voter receives the correct ballot.

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Category: 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.