The Canvass, a newsletter for state legislators and legislative staff that follows election news and trends, has been published by NCSL since 2008. The back issues are all available. In addition, key articles from those back issues have been indexed by topic below, including an "Odds & Ends" category.

Within the topic, articles are organized in reverse chronological order, with the most recent article at the top.

Please note that if a page number is included in the list below, the link will open a pdf and the article of interest can be found by moving to the appropriate page. In cases where the page number isn't included, the document will open to the article itself.

Best Practices

Cost Concerns

Court Opinions

Disabilities/Nursing Home Voting

Election Outcomes & Analysis

Federal Requirements

Felons and Voting

MOVE/Military and Overseas Voting

Odds and Ends


Poll Work

Post-Election Audits

Research Reports

Vote by Mail

Voter ID

Voter Registration

Voting Options

Voting Technology and Equipment