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How Vote-From-Home Works in Utah

Utah uses a vote-by-mail (or, to use the newest phrase, vote-at-home) system, in which all registered voters are sent a ballot. It’s the same as absentee voting in any state, but in Utah (and Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington), all voters get a ballot, no request required.

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Coronavirus Prompts Election Delays—Read More in the April Canvass

Georgia—one of the first states to delay a primary election in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic—has delayed its state and presidential preference primaries for a second time.

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StateVote 2020: Citizen Initiatives Struggle Amid the Pandemic

In April of a general election year, citizen initiative campaigns are typically in full swing, collecting signatures, raising money and building momentum for the November election. But not this year.

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State Legislatures Act to Expand Absentee Voting in Response to COVID-19

The election landscape has changed dramatically in the last few weeks as COVID-19 sweeps the nation.

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What with all the news on public health, politicos are probably sighing with relief that we’ve got a lull in presidential and state primaries for the next few weeks. This lull reflects the calendar as it was, as well as the postponement of primaries due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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StateVote 2020: States Delay Presidential Primaries Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Louisiana last week became the first state to postpone its presidential primary in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Voting by Mail and More in the March Canvass

“Whether healthy or sick, please don’t lick!” That’s the message coming from the Washington secretary of state’s office in the lead-up to the state’s March 10 presidential primary. As the Evergreen State responds to the first COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., Washington voters may have one thing to be thankful for—all-mail elections.

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StateVote 2020: What the Heck is a 'Firehouse Primary'?

While Super Tuesday was the largest single day of the presidential primary season, it was far from its conclusion.

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StateVote 2020: Super Tuesday—When Legislative Primaries Begin

Besides Democrats running for president, you know who else Tuesday is a big deal for? Anyone vying for a legislative seat in California, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas or Texas. Those state primaries-- the first four in the nation--will be held in conjunction with their presidential primaries.

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Elections 2020: Super Tuesday

What’s so ‘super’ about Super Tuesday?

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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.