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Election Law Resources: Book, Blogs, and Websites

October 10, 2012
Written by Biddle Intern Arti Kochhar
Are you interested for the battle for the White House? Getting ready to cast your vote for the US presidency? As election day draws near, students and faculty alike will be interested in keeping up with the latest news regarding election laws. Here are a few online resources that may be of interest:  
1.      Election law @ Moritz:
 This website, put out by the Moritz College of Law (Ohio State University), features state-by–state analysis, weekly news summaries, and commentary. Like what you see? Then be sure to join their e-mail list for regular updates.
2.       Election Law Blog:
Written mainly by Rick Hasen (Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UC-Irvine), this blog discusses various topics such as voting rights, lobbying, and internet voting, to name a few.
This blog is written by students of the Election Law Society at William & Mary Law School. It includes news briefs, articles, links, and a helpful election law glossary.
4.      Election Law News by Wiley
This newsletter covers such topics as ethics rules, lobbying, etc. Bi-monthly publication.
5.       Ballotpedia:
This website is a free resource that focuses on “down-ballot” candidates and the more obscure ballot measures. Feeling inspired? Ballotpedia is a wiki, where as a collaborator, you can add content, by writing on a ballot measure and sharing your knowledge with others.
No matter where your political preferences lie, it’s important to keep informed. Use these resources as a starting point for your election law research.