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October 28, 2010

Best Resource for Analysis of Ballot and Statehouse Election Results: NCSL

NCSL election analysts are your source for state election and ballot measure results.

DENVER – When voters go to the polls on Nov. 2, they will not only be deciding who controls the nation’s political landscape but also who will make public policy decisions that directly affect their communities.  Voters will be casting ballots in 46 states for men and women running for 6,115 state legislative seats up for election.  In 37 states they will be deciding 160 ballot questions – including 42 citizen initiatives.

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is your most comprehensive source on election night. Just hours after the polls close across the country and until the early morning hours of Nov. 3, NCSL's experts will have an analysis of party control, the ballot issues that passed or failed, and trends in the states. 

Here is where you can find the latest NCSL news and results on election night: 

NCSL Election Battleground Headquarters - Election night headquarters will be at NCSL's office in Denver. We will set up a special phone number for interviews with our elections experts at 303-856-1344, which will be active from 5:00 p.m. MT on Nov. 2 until 10 a.m. MT Nov. 3. For interviews before and after the election, please contact one of NCSL's communications specialists.

StateVote 2010 - The official NCSL election night website. StateVote contains the most detailed analysis on the 46 legislative elections and 160 ballot measures. Throughout election night, NCSL analysts will update this page with the latest results from across the nation.

The Thicket at State Legislatures Magazine - NCSL's elections experts will post periodic updates on our blog for state legislative contests.  NCSL has also launched a new blog just in time for the election season - Prop*50.  This interactive site covers the election news and ballot measure issues that are taking center stage in many states.

Twitter: NCSLCOMM - Our elections team will use Twitter to send up-to-the-minute news on election night. Don't have a Twitter account? Search Twitter for NCSL News by typing NCSLCOMM into the search window.

Facebook: National Conference of State Legislatures – Our Facebook page is another great resource to get the latest updates on legislative elections.  Search Facebook by typing National Conference of State Legislatures into the search field.

StateVote Webinar: On Nov. 5, StateVote 2010 will provide the most incisive analysis of the election and what it means for you and the 50 state legislatures. StateVote is the most comprehensive state election analysis you’ll find after the election. Hosted by the leaders in state legislative policy, NCSL, and presented by top experts tracking state legislative elections and ballot initiatives. Members of the media need to register online for this 90 minute webinar on Nov. 5.

NCSL is the only bipartisan source for results on election night.


NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.