Wisconsin’s election today is both a presidential primary and an election of numerous judgeships, over 500 school board seats, and several thousand other positions. Per the Wisconsin Supreme Court, in person voting will go on. Per the United States Supreme Court, only absentee ballots received or postmarked today will be counted.

Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order suspending in-person...

Many voters choose to vote early if their state offers some form of early voting. According to NBC News, as of Sept. 15, more than 1.5 million votes have been cast for the presidential election, and more than 1 million of those votes come from 12 key battleground states. Four years ago, roughly 36 percent of votes cast in the United States were cast early.

William & Mary Law School's Election Law Program launched the "State Election Law eBenchbook" to aid judges in navigating election codes around the country. The website will be a resource for judges as the November election approaches, providing the information needed to help them interpret law and rule quickly.

Minnesota is taking the leap from party-run caucuses to state-run primaries. On Sunday, May 23, Gov. Mark Dayton signed the change into law for the 2020 presidential election.

When Utah's GOP-dominated legislature didn’t foot the bill for a state-run presidential primary in 2016, it was left to the state parties to administer and fund Utah’s presidential caucuses. On March 22, the Utah Republican Party conducted one of the biggest online elections in the history of the United States by allowing eligible Utah Republicans the option of casting ballots online in the state’s closed presidential primary using desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. 

Amidst the excitement for record turnouts in Maine’s Democrat caucuses on March 6th were feelings of frustration and disappointment when lengthy delays prevented many voters from participating in the process. While the majority of states hold presidential primaries, Maine is among the few states that currently rely solely on the caucus system, where meetings are arranged by either the state or political party and voters openly show support for candidates by raising their hands or breaking into groups.

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For decades, Iowa has served as the national kickoff event for the presidential election season, hosting the first caucus of the year. But who actually informs the process? Iowa hardly provides a demographic snapshot of the nation--with a population that is 94% white and with high proportions of Evangelical Christians. Who are the Iowa caucusgoers who set the stage for the national presidential election season? Here's a snapshot of who participates in the Iowa Caucuses.

On Feb. 1, Iowa voters will gather in select caucus sites to choose their respective national parties’ presidential candidates. However, for the first time in the history of the Iowa Caucus process, active duty members of the military and civilians living abroad will be allowed to participate and cast their vote. The Iowa Caucus has served as the first major electoral event of the U.S. presidential nominating process since 1972. Both the state Republican and Democratic Iowa parties administer their own set of caucuses that are subject to their own set of rules that can change from time to time (e.g., voters in each party's caucus must be registered with that party, voters can change their registration at the caucus location, etc.).

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For the first time in Illinois, most of the state’s 17-year-olds had the chance to cast ballots in this year’s primary elections. Their participation was the result of a bill passed by the General Assembly in 2013. HB 226 opened up voting to 17-year-olds who will turn 18 before the general election. According to the Chicago Tribune, the measure received widespread bipartisan support, with proponents saying it would encourage young people to get involved in the political process.

Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and North Dakota are all set to hold primaries or caucuses in the first two months of the new year.