Election Legislation: A Look At Local And National Election Issues Post-Midterms

Mar 12, 2019

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

In the first legislative session after the midterm elections, New Hampshire, like other states, has introduced a number of measures to improve voting security, ballot access, and redistricting. What do voting-related bills in New Hampshire and nationwide say about the biggest concerns surrounding our election system?

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  • Casey McDermott - NHPR reporter covering politics and policy, with a focus on data and accountability reporting. You can read her stories here.
  • Jessica Huseman - Reporter for ProPublica, covering national politics and civil rights. Her work has appeared on Electionland, ProPublica's collaborative journalism project covering voting access, cybersecurity, and election integrity in the 2018 midterm elections. 

Related Reading:

Check out Casey McDermott's explainer on the election-related legislation in New Hampshire this session

"Aging Machines, Crowds, Humidity: Problems at the Polls Were Mundane but Widespread," from Propublica. 

"The Overlooked Weak Link in Election Security," from Propublica. 

"Three States Pass Sweeping Voting Rights Expansions," from Roll Call.