NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Elections and Redistricting

Redistricting Trends and Impacts from the Nation’s Experts

The meat of redistricting, the actual redrawing of district lines, is almost in the rearview mirror. But fights over how those lines were drawn are heating up, and taking shape in new and interesting ways. In this webinar, NCSL policy experts and publishers of major redistricting websites All About Redistricting and RedistrictingOnline will review how the redistricting cycle unfolded, where things stand and litigation trends. Whether you're a seasoned hand or a first time observer, this webinar is for you. The experts are ready for your questions, so come prepared! Moderator: Ben Williams, Principal, NCSL Elections & Redistricting Program. Speakers: Michelle Davis, Publisher, RedistrictingOnline and Doug Spencer, Publisher, All About Redistricting.

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The Census is Over; Data Delays and Dilemmas Remain

The 2020 Census is over. Or is it? More data releases from the “decennial” are on the way (but delayed), along with annual surveys and estimates that are released all decade long. Find out what’s coming and when, what’s causing delays, does privacy balance with accuracy, what’s worrisome to state and local data users about data privacy protocols and what this all means for confidence in our nation’s public data.

Speakers: Margo Anderson, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer, Cynthia Davis Hollingsworth, U.S. Census Bureau and Michael Hawes, U.S. Census Bureau 

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Ranked Choice Voting: Does it live up to the hype?

Ranked Choice Voting is having a moment. Adopted recently in New York City, Alaska and Maine, the system’s advocates promise it will bring many benefits to politics like less polarization and more positive campaigning. But does RCV do what advocates say it does? Tune in to this webinar to learn more about a new report from NCSL answering these and other burning questions on the topic. Be sure to bring your own questions too! Moderator: Amanda Zoch, project manager, Elections & Redistricting, NCSL. Speakers: Ben Williams, program principal, Elections & Redistricting, NCSL

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Knowing—and Showing—An Election Was Accurate

An election isn’t over when the polls close― it’s over when election administrators complete their postelection activities, and the election results are certified. With more attention than ever on these postelection processes, learn how fine-tuning laws around audits, chain of custody, ballot reconciliation, certification schedule and voter information can ensure confidence in the election for election officials and voters alike. Speakers are Jennifer Morrell, Democracy Fund & The Elections Group, and Wendy Underhill, NCSL.

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Election Mis- and Disinformation—and How Legislators Can Counter It

In the lead-up to a heated midterm election, MDM—or mis-, dis- and malinformation—is a pervasive threat, with sources both foreign and domestic. MDM can mislead, confuse, anger or discourage voters, and it can also make elections harder to run. Join this webinar to find out more about the consequences of MDM internationally and at home and learn what legislators can do about it as both community leaders and lawmakers. Moderator: Mandy Zoch, project manager, NCSL’s Elections and Redistricting Program. Speaker: Matt Masterson, director of information integrity, Microsoft and Rachel Chernasky, Digital Threat Analyst, Microsoft.

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