Category: Newsletters

  • Three U.S. House incumbents in Ohio are facing primary challengers this year—a decade-low

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    Welcome to the Monday, March 18, Brew.  By: Briana Ryan Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Three U.S. House incumbents in Ohio are facing primary challengers this year—a decade-low Illinois and Ohio are holding primaries for congressional and state offices tomorrow. On Friday, we looked at upcoming elections in Illinois.…

  • ICYMI: Top stories of the week

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    Update on this year’s and next year’s ballot measures certifications Last week was the busiest yet for ballot measure certifications in 2024. As of March 7, 73 statewide measures have been certified for the ballot in 27 states. Legislatures put 11 more measures on their respective state ballots: In Washington, three citizen initiatives were certified…

  • The Ballot Bulletin: Ballotpedia’s Weekly Digest on Election Administration, March 15, 2024

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    States approved 10 election-related bills since our last edition, compared to 19 in 2023 and 13 in 2022 during the same period.  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, legislative activity, and updates on notable…

  • What’s on the ballot next week in Illinois

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    By: Samuel Wonacott Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Clarification: In the March 13 Brew, we wrote that the Alaska Repeal Top-Four Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative was certified for the Nov. 5, 2024, general election ballot. We should have said the initiative qualified for the ballot. While the initiative will appear…

  • What we know about the 138 local ballot measures Californians decided on March 5

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    Welcome to the Thursday, March 14, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: What we know about the 138 local ballot measures Californians decided on March 5 Voters decided on 138 local ballot measures during California’s March 5 statewide primary. We’ve highlighted the results from 11 notable…

  • Hall Pass: Your Ticket to Understanding School Board Politics, Edition #101

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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 sex education curriculum In this section, we curate reporting, analysis, and commentary on the…

  • RCV repeal measure certified for November ballot in Alaska

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    Welcome to the March 13, 2024 Brew.  By: Ethan Sorell Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Alaska Set to Vote on Ballot Measure to Repeal Top-Four Ranked-Choice Voting in November In January, we looked at a campaign to repeal ranked-choice voting (RCV) in Alaska. At the time, the campaign had…

  • Comparing Biden and Trump’s recent endorsements in top and down-ballot races

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    Welcome to the Tuesday, March 12, Brew.  By: Mercedes Yanora Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Comparing Biden and Trump’s recent endorsements in top and down-ballot races  Both President Joe Biden (D) and former President Donald Trump (R) made endorsements in recent primaries. Let’s take a look at how they…

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

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    Welcome to the March 11 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’re back with our third federal vacancy count for the year, and there is much to discuss. So grab a seat, dear reader, and let’s gavel on…

  • Busiest ballot measure certification week of the year so far

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    Welcome to the Monday, March 11, Brew.  By: Briana Ryan Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Update on this year’s and next year’s ballot measure certifications So far, last week was the busiest yet for ballot measure certifications in 2024. As of March 7, 73 statewide measures have been certified…