January 2018

Latest NCSL Canvass Looks Back at 2017 Election Legislation

The January 2018 edition of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Canvass newsletter is out with an overview of election legislation across the nation in 2017. It’s an incredibly valuable service for the election community, giving us all a window into state capitols across the nation.


Everything’s Coming Up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ In North Carolina

I’ve written several times over the years about the ongoing drama in North Carolina, where partisan battles over election administration have created uncertainty about who, exactly, is in charge of the state’s voting process. Now, new court rulings have raised the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ factor in the Tar Heel State.







New Governor Could Mean New Election Laws in New Jersey

The 2017 elections in Virginia have received lots of attention, but just a few hours to the north, New Jersey’s results – specifically, replacing outgoing Governor Chris Christie with Phil Murphy – could soon mean some big changes in election law in the Garden State.



Missouri Joins ERIC

Missouri yesterday became the latest state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a multistate exchange designed to help states identify both ineligible voters as well as eligible but unregistered individuals.