Election Law Resource Guide

Election laws in the United States are changing. Since 2020, nearly every state has tweaked its election laws and a litany of court cases at the state and federal levels remain pending. The Elections Research Center has collected a list of sources to help researchers and the public keep up with current election laws and developments in litigation, legislation, and redistricting.

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Current Laws and Policies across the States

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Ballotpedia: Absentee/Mail-in Voting Proceedures

Ballotpedia documents different types of absentee and mail-in voting procedures across the states, including automatic mail-in ballots versus applications and excuse versus no excuse required mail-in ballot systems.

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NCSL: Early Voting Laws in Each State

The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks current early voting options in each state. NCSL documents early voting periods, locations, hours, and days as specified by state law.

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Recent Litigation

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Brennan Center: Litigation Tracker

The Brennan Center for Justice tracks ongoing state and federal litigation concerning voting rights.

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OSU: Pending Election Cases

Election Law at Ohio State tracks major election law cases and provides case summaries, comprehensive court filings, and expert commentary about important election law cases from around the nation.

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