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Redistricting on the Ballot: Who Draws the Lines?

Nov. 6 is shaping up as a big day in the redistricting world.

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Women Legislative Candidates Jump 28 Percent Since 2016

When women run, women win. So, what happens when more women run than ever before? This year is already breaking records for women in state legislatures, as January marked the first time the nationwide share of women serving reached 25 percent.

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State Legislatures Magazine: Midterm Legislative Races, Ballot Measures

When midterm elections roll around, most voters aren’t thinking about their legislature.

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Veto Overrides: Now (and Potentially) Post-Election

NCSL often counts heads, chambers, legislatures and states by party. Now that the general election is just 73 days away, it’s worth a quick review of those four measures

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Ballots and Beer: America's Tipsy Relationship

Ballots and beer seem to be sewn into the very fabric of this nation. Many Americans can relate to having a drink or two while watching the election returns, and then, maybe a few more either in celebration or disappointment.

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Do Election Primary Snafus Portend November Troubles?

As of last Tuesday, 40 states have held their primary elections, meaning we are most of the way through primary season—and are fast approaching November’s general election.

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From Redistricting to Right to Work: This Year’s Ballot Measures (So Far)

Missouri voters’ repeal of a right-to-work law was the highest-profile result of a dozen ballot measures decided during the primary season. The remaining ballot issues will be on general election ballots in November.

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In Ohio's 12th, It Ain't Over Till It's Over

There’s a bit of a kerfuffle over the results of Ohio’s 12th District special election this week, a close race between Democratic Franklin county recorder Danny O’Connor, and Republican state Senator Troy Balderson.

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Fewer Chambers in Play, But GOP's Historic Advantage Threatened

Los Angeles—Heading into the 2018 midterm election, America is as politically polarized as it’s been in decades.

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Historical Horses, Lots of Policy on Voters' Ballots

Los Angeles—A potpourri of public policy issues ranging from fiscal to social, electoral and much more, await voters in the upcoming 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.