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How to Work with State Legislators

Monday, July 10, 2023

How to Work with State Legislators: A Guide for Local Election Officials (Full PDF version)

Local election officials are each state’s election experts, and their perspectives can be instrumental in crafting effective, administrable election legislation. This brief guide, from the EAC and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), outlines five key principles to empower local election officials to embrace an educational mindset and engage with legislators and the legislative process.

The principles include: 

  • Understand Legislatures and the Legislative Process
  • Embrace an Educational, Rather than Administrative, Mindset
  • Build Relationships
  • Engage in the Legislative Process
  • Communicate Effectively