ANALYSIS

Ballot Hand Counts Lead to Inaccuracy

In recent years, a troubling trend in voting policy has emerged: efforts by state legislators to either ban the use of electronic tabulators or impose unworkable requirements on their operation, effectively requiring ballots to be counted by hand.

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Early Primary States: The Changed Voting Landscape

We’re taking a look at how primary voters in five critical early 2024 primary states (New Hampshire, South Carolina, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas) will experience substantial changes from their experience voting in 2020.

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The Top Ten Election Laws of 2023

Ahead of the 2024 election, state lawmakers continued to change the rules of our elections this year. While some states, such as Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, adopted measures that will improve voter access and election administration in 2023, others moved in the opposite direction.

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The 2023 Elections: What’s New and What’s At Stake

We’re living through an extraordinary era in election law – and we have the data to prove it. Since 2020, well over 5,000 election bills have been introduced, reshaping the conversation – and well over 500 new laws have been enacted that have cumulatively transformed...

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The Merits – and the Rise – of Vote Centers

In this month’s Hot Policy Take, we take a look at how states are shifting the role that vote centers play – or don’t play – in our local elections. While much less prevalent than changes to options like drop boxes or mail voting, since the 2020 election, nearly 100 bills concerning vote centers have been introduced in states around the country.

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