NCSL Launches 2016 StateVote on the Web

9/12/2016

StateVote Is a Key Resource for State Legislative Races and Ballot Measures

NCSL NewsDenver—The partisan control of many state legislative chambers is up for grabs this November as 5,915 out of 7,383 state legislative seats will be decided across the country. In addition, close to 150 ballot questions, such as legalizing or expanding marijuana usage to increasing the minimum wage, will be decided by voters. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) launched its StateVote elections page today aimed at bringing together in one place a wide range of state election topics, resources and analysis.

Appearing on the Nov. 8 ballot will be 5,915 legislative seats in 86 chambers in 44 states, which accounts for more than 80 percent of all the 7,383 state legislators nationwide. Along with the legislative races, voters in 35 states will be deciding close to 150 statewide ballot measures. Other ballot measures include increasing corporate or income taxes, enabling more casinos or slots parlors in more locations, protecting the right to hunt and fish and various approaches to securing funding and financing for transportation needs.

Visit NCSL’s 2016 StateVote homepage.


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.