Article Source: Harvard Ash Center

Also on the Ballot: Initiatives that Advance (and Undercut) Democracy

Ballot initiative this year could change how elections across the country look in the future

With the interest in this year’s national elections so intense, and the volume so high, almost all eyes are on the race for President, partisan control of the Senate, and increasingly whether we can get through November 3rd and the weeks afterward with our democracy intact.

But largely out of the spotlight of national media attention, elections are taking place at the state level that will determine control of state legislatures prior to the next redistricting. In addition, there are a number of election-related ballot initiatives designed to encourage and increase the ability for people to vote, and a smaller number designed to roll it back. . . .

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