Developed with the LexisNexis® Rule of Law Foundation, this free, first-of-its-kind analytics tool enables public search, analysis and visualization of all U.S. state election laws, bills and rulings
NEW YORK – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional and the LexisNexis® Rule of Law Foundation today announced the launch of the LexisNexis® U.S. Voting Laws & Legislation Center. The initial release of the tool provides free, public access to a curated and expanding collection of U.S. federal and state election and voting laws, including proposed legislation, codes, voting related information, and graphics.
Leveraging legislative data from State Net® and codes from Lexis+®, the U.S. Voting Laws & Legislation Center provides full-text access and near real-time updates to existing and proposed state and federal laws, presenting law makers, journalists, non-profit organizations, legal professionals, academics, students and the general public with timely, fact-based, unbiased records of voting and election laws.
For proposed legislation, an interactive heat map of the U.S. highlights proposed legislation across all 50 states, with 10 issue-based filters, such as early voting, to help researchers expedite and narrow down their search. For existing, enacted legislation, the Voting Center lets users compare data in table form across different states on issues such as no excuse absentee voting.
“Our 10,000 employees are committed to actively advancing the rule of law through our daily actions, business operations, and innovative products and solutions,” said Mike Walsh, CEO of LexisNexis Legal & Professional. “A critical part of that work is supporting transparency of law by making laws available and accessible to citizens around the world. Together with the LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation, we are proud to introduce the Voting Center for the U.S. as a vital, free resource to provide the public with comprehensive data and analytics on the voting laws that impact their lives and shape our country.”
Other key features that distinguish the tool from other election law resources include:
LexisNexis will continue to develop and improve the resource over time based on customer feedback. Future planned features include the addition of relevant case law and regulations, a calendar of when state legislatures are in session and notification capabilities.
Early users already see the potential and practical use-cases for the LexisNexis U.S. Voting Laws & Legislation Center:
“With everything going on in our country today, it’s more crucial than ever to know the truth around the law,” said Carlos Moore, President of the National Bar Association. “The LexisNexis U.S. Voting Laws & Legislation Center is the perfect tool to provide much-needed transparency, providing equal access to information about the law in a user-friendly format for both lawyers and laypeople alike.”
William W. Barrett, Esq., Co-Chair, Uniform Law Commission Election Law Study Committee, said, “The LexisNexis U.S. Voting Laws & Legislation Center will be a major contribution to America’s preservation of our democracy.”
For more information on the LexisNexis U.S. Voting Laws & Legislation Center, or to download the mobile version, visit www.lexisnexisrolfoundation.org/voting-laws.aspx.
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