Category: Newsletters

  • Update on abortion on the ballot—11 states with potential measures

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    Welcome to the Tuesday, April 9, Brew.  By: Andrew Kronaizl Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Update on abortion on the ballot—11 states with potential measures In November, voters in three states—Florida, Maryland, and New York—will decide on abortion-related ballot measures. At least 14 other potential measures could appear on…

  • Robe & Gavel: Federal Judicial Vacancy Count released for April 2024

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    Welcome to the April 8 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. We are back with another exciting batch of federal vacancy count updates. So grab a seat, and let’s gavel in! Follow Ballotpedia on X or subscribe to…

  • Fewer election-related bills approved this year than in 2023, more than in 2022

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    Welcome to the Monday, April 8, Brew.  By: Briana Ryan Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Fewer election-related bills approved this year than in 2023, more than in 2022 States have enacted fewer pieces of election-related legislation this year than in 2023 but more than in 2022. One hundred-five bills…

  • ICYMI: Top stories of the week

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    A rundown of the 11 states that held elections on April 2 Eleven states held presidential primaries, runoffs, statewide elections, special elections, or local elections on Tuesday. Click the link below for complete election results. Read more Check out the 100th episode of On the Ballot, our weekly podcast, featuring Ballotpedia’s CEO and founder Leslie…

  • The Ballot Bulletin: Ballotpedia’s Weekly Digest on Election Administration, April 5, 2024

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    Of the 251 bills with activity this week, 151 (60%) are in states with Republican trifectas. Welcome to The Ballot Bulletin: Ballotpedia’s Weekly Digest on Election Administration. Every Friday, we deliver the latest updates on election policy around the country, including nationwide trends and recent legislative activity. We want to hear from you! Click here…

  • 77% of the elections Ballotpedia covered in March were uncontested

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    Welcome to the Friday, April 5, Brew.  By: Samuel Wonacott Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Seventy-seven percent of the elections Ballotpedia covered in March were uncontested  As part of Ballotpedia’s growing coverage of the nation’s local elections (with a goal of eventually covering all of them), we will be…

  • Check out On the Ballot, our weekly podcast, featuring Ballotpedia’s founder and CEO Leslie Graves

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    Welcome to the Thursday, April 4, Brew.  By: Briana Ryan Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Check out the 100th episode of On the Ballot, our weekly podcast, featuring Ballotpedia’s CEO and founder Leslie Graves In this episode, Leslie Graves, founder and CEO of Ballotpedia, joins Ballotpedia Social Media Manager…

  • Hall Pass: Your Ticket to Understanding School Board Politics, Edition #104

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    Welcome to Hall Pass, a newsletter written to keep you plugged into the conversations driving school board politics and governance. In today’s edition, you’ll find: Reply to this email to share reactions or story ideas! On the issues: The debate over school chaplains In this section, we curate reporting, analysis, and commentary on the issues…

  • Elected or appointed – bills tackle changing certain office selection methods

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    Welcome to the Wednesday, April 3, Brew.  By: Ethan Sorell Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: State legislatures consider bills changing selection methods for certain offices Legislators in 15 states have introduced at least 33 bills this year that would alter selection methods for various local and state officials, with…

  • Economy and Society April 2, 2024: Mississippi issues cease and desist order to BlackRock, warns of potential finesEconomy and Society April 2, 2024:

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    ESG developments this week Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. In the states Mississippi issues cease and desist order to BlackRock, warns of potential fines…