Nov. 8, 2011
Your Source for Election Recap and Analysis
NCSL resources are available for state election and ballot measure results.
DENVER – A handful of states will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to decide who will make public policy decisions that directly affect their communities. Three states will hold their odd-year legislative elections today—Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia. Louisiana will hold its second round elections on Nov. 19. In New Jersey and Virginia (and Louisiana) it's the first election after new districts have been drawn.
For a closer look at what seats are at stake, visit our blog, The Thicket.
One closely watched ballot measure is in Ohio, where voters will decided whether to reject legislation that restricts collective bargaining for public sector employees. Odd years are typically fairly quiet when it comes to ballot measures, and 2011 follows this trend, with just 34 measures on the ballot in nine states. For more information, visit NCSL's ballot measure page.
Here is where you can find the latest NCSL news and results on Election Night:
StateVote 2010 is the official NCSL election night website. StateVote contains the most detailed analysis on the legislative and recall elections. Throughout Election Night, NCSL analysts will update this page with the latest election news.
The Thicket at State Legislatures Magazine - NCSL's elections experts will post periodic updates on our blog for state legislative contests. NCSL also has launched a new blog, Prop*50, which covers the election news and ballot measure issues that are taking center stage in many states.
Twitter: NCSLorg - Our elections team will use Twitter to send up-to-the-minute news on Election Night.
Facebook: National Conference of State Legislatures – Our Facebook page is another great resource to get the latest updates on legislative elections.
For interviews before and after the election, please contact one of NCSL's communications specialists.
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