Campaigns & Elections
Campaigns & Elections
The scattered nature of voter information is the biggest hurdle, but geospatial data can mean the difference between a voter receiving the proper ballot.
The state is expected to be the second to turn to risk-limiting audits but the first with polling places to do so, and it has yet to choose from among three methods.
Bipartisan efforts across states offer a lot of ideas: automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, and the restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies.
“The majority of the people that will show up on Election Day are going to be older voters,” notes an AARP representative.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barack Obama don’t agree on much—but they’ve both turned gerrymandering into their main political cause for the years ahead.
H.R. 1 would codify many of the security measures lawmakers have pushed for the last two years.
ANALYSIS | It likely won’t rule partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional. Instead, it may disallow independent redistricting commissions.
Some North Carolina voters could be headed back to the polls.
Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers criticized the legislation as ignoring "the will of the people."
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Los Angeles straw rules; N.Y.C. mayor stumbles on commissioner’s botched firing … and chronic wasting disease cleanup.
Four months after the state’s open primary, unaffiliated general election voters turned out in record numbers.
“They’ve been very aggressive, banding together across state lines to challenge a variety of policies,” one expert said about Democratic responses to the Trump administration.
The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.
“I think this is where the action is going to be,” says one expert, referring to state legislatures in the coming months.
Midterm elections highlighted the nation’s growing urban-rural divide, according to Brookings experts.
The initiative drew over $20 million of support from soft drink companies and others. A similar proposal in Oregon failed.
This Election Day, there were complaints across the country about problems with voting.
Republicans now hold about two dozen more state legislative chambers around the U.S. than Democrats.
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