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The Canvass: States and Election Reform

A newsletter designed to synthesize data, legislative practices, and insight from the 50 states and U.S. territories into an executive summary for legislators and key staff.

June 1, 2022

The Canvass | June 2022

Lawmakers across the country have taken significant steps to increase cybersecurity for elections, but there's always more work that can be done. This month, NCSL highlights several strategies to protect election systems from cyberattacks and...

May 1, 2022

The Canvass | May 2022

In this issue, find a review of the Help America Vote Act after twenty years, an update to the number of states that have prohibited or limited privates funds in elections, brief summaries of recent election-related enactments and a roundup of...

April 4, 2022

The Canvass | April 2022

This month's edition of NCSL's election administration newsletter addresses how legislators can talk to their constituents about elections and how they can fight misinformation and disinformation.

March 1, 2022

The Canvass | March 2022

The What, Why and How of Voter List Maintenance; Are Hand Counts of Ballots More Accurate Than Machine Counts?; Legislative Action Bulletin; Election News & Reports

February 1, 2022

The Canvass | February 2022

This issue reviews what's next now that redistricting is complete; what's going on with election administrators; and the election bill rubric.

January 1, 2022

The Canvass | January 2022

Review and summary of 2021 legislative action and enactments on elections, including voter ID, registration, vote by mail, all-mail voting, absentee voting, and more. Plus info about section 203 of the voting rights act and minority language...
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