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One administrative change that could significantly affect election turnout at all levels, and that already has bipartisan support, is election consolidation.
Evidence is mounting that not only does election consolidation improve turnout in local elections – either by 8 to 18 percentage points, depending on the election, midterm or presidential, or even up to 50 percentage points – but it also boosts national turnout in state and federal elections.
“The most important election that nobody’s ever heard of,” is how this year’s election for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice is being described. The race will deliver a judge who will preside over cases as consequential as abortion rights and redistricting.
Considered by some as the number one controversial issue of the moment, abortion rights would be enough to drive attention to this election. The additional issue of redistricting in this crucial swing state means the next Supreme Court Justice of Wisconsin may find themselves under a very bright spotlight. And more than once.
There are a number of hot button election bills under consideration in 2023 state legislative sessions which address the questions:
- Who gets to vote?
- How stringent should voting policies be?
The ways state legislatures address these questions will shape the voting population as well as election outcomes.
U.S. Vote Foundation monitors election law changes on a state-by-state basis. Check out our State Voter Information to see if there have been any changes in your state’s laws for eligibility, identification, and ways to vote.
In our federal system, state governments largely have the authority to make rules....