NCSL: Your Source for State Election Results and Analysis

10/30/2014

NCSL News

StateVote Election Team Will Analyze Results

DENVER—When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they are deciding who will make public policy decisions that directly affect their communities. With 147 ballot questions, including 35 citizen initiatives, 6,049 state legislative seats up for election around the country and 36 states with governor’s races, the National Conference of State Legislatures is your comprehensive source for sorting out the results on election night.

In addition to the vast online election resources, NCSL can provide election analysis. Just hours after the polls close across the country and until the early morning hours of Wednesday, NCSL's experts will provide a breakdown 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:

  • StateVote: NCSL's StateVote page contains the most detailed resources and analysis on state legislative elections. Access NCSL analysis on party control changes, ballot issue results, and trends in the states. Check back frequently for updates.
  • What's on the Ballot in My State? : Search NCSL's database by state and topic to find all the statewide ballot measures across the nation. On election night, each entry is updated with 'pass' or 'fail.'
  • NCSL Blog: Read the NCSL blog for continued analysis of elections issues, including a legislative turnover projection and breakdowns of statewide ballot measures. Follow NCSL on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for up-to-the-minute news on election night.
  • The Canvass: NCSL's monthly elections newsletter, explores the latest topics and trends in elections and voting. The October issue looks at the differences in urban and rural voting, Louisiana's primary election, and much more.
  • State Legislatures magazine: The current issue of State Legislatures details what voters can expect in the upcoming election and a topical breakdown of statewide ballot measures.
  • Elections Administration Research Database: This searchable database provides quick access to research on elections processes. It includes nearly 2,000 reports on virtually every aspect of managing elections, including voter registration, cost-effective elections and polling place organization.
  • Elections Legislation Database: This searchable database contains bills from all 50 states relating to the administration of elections. Bills are organized into more than 80 categories, including absentee voting, recount procedures, special elections, and primary elections.
  • Absentee and Early Voting Laws: NCSL offers a complete list of absentee and early voting laws across the country. In 36 states and the District of Columbia, any qualified voter may cast a ballot in person before the election. Every state also allows some form of absentee voting.
  • State Voter ID Laws: NCSL has complete coverage of state legislative action on voter ID. Thirty one states will require voters to show ID when they go to the polls on Nov. 4. Thirty four states have passed voter ID laws, but the laws in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Wisconsin will not be in effect this Election Day.
  • State Trends in Online Voter Registration: Currently, 20 states offer online voter registration. Four more states have passed legislation, but haven't begun registering voters online. NCSL maintains the complete list as well as additional resources.

StateVote Webinar: On Friday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. MT, StateVote 2014 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. This free webinar will be hosted by NCSL’s very own Morgan Cullen, national elections expert, and Wendy Underhill, national expert on ballot issues. Members of the media need to register online for this free 60-minute webinar on Friday, Nov. 7.


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.