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Research

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2020 Census

2020 Contacts for State Complete Count Committees

Most states have created a statewide complete count committee or commission to help ensure that the census’ reported population totals for their states are accurate. This webpage focuses on state-level committees created through formal or informal state actions.

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NCSL Database

Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill Tracking

NCSL provides you with up to date, real-time information on law enforcement bills that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database contains policing bills introduced as of May 25, 2020 that are in response to recent events.

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The Legislator’s Role in Natural Disasters

This guide will discuss the role of the state legislator in natural disasters—both within and beyond their legislative chamber and across disaster stages.

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New Mexico: Absentee and Mail Voting

New Mexico’s state laws on absentee and mail voting are compared with 50-state data on absentee/mail voting laws. This page addresses pros and cons, costs, partisanship, and more.

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NCSL LegisBrief

COVID-19: How's It Changing Elections?

State officials concerned that voting in person during a pandemic could prove challenging are looking for solutions. They include updating their election emergency powers provisions, expanding absentee and mail voting, and working to preserve in-person voting options.

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NCSL COVID-19 DATABASE

State Action on COVID-19

Check out NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Overview