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The Big Lie's Long Shadow

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bills.csv contains a list of voter restriction bills that have been introduced in state legislatures across the country. This database looks at bills introduced in legislative sessions that were active in 2021 and is based on data from the Brennan Center for Justice and the Voting Rights Lab, as well as FiveThirtyEight's own research.

StateState where the bill was introduced.
BillName and link to LegisScan entry for the bill. Crossed out bill names indicate that they have since been renamed (with new bill names listed afterwards).
Introducing PartyParty of the legislator(s) who sponsored the bill, according to LegiScan. N/A indicates a bill without sponsors' party listed on LegiScan (including bills listed as a "committee bill").
CategoryCategory of the bill, detailed in the table below. Multiple categories are separated by commas.
StatusMost recent status of the bill in the legislature. May include links to relevant coverage of the bill.

Category Data Dictionary

limits voting optionsBills that create any kind of barrier to voting by reducing or eliminating a method of voting or voting assistanceMinnesota House Bill 943, which would ban ballot harvesting and require agents who assist voters in submitting ballots to sign a form and provide personal information
expanded voter ID requirementsBills that introduce new requirements for ID to vote or register, or limit what kind of ID is acceptableColorado House Bill 1086, which would require all registered voters to provide proof of citizenship to vote
limits voting timeBills that reduce the time to cast a ballot, whether in person or absentee, on voting day or in advanceGeorgia House Bill 512, which would reduce the early voting period by one day and reduce voting hours
voter roll purgeBills that introduce new requirements for triggering a voter roll purge or require more frequent purgesVirginia Senate Bill 1422, which would require the State Registrar of Vital Records to send weekly, rather than monthly, updates of deceased residents to the Department of Elections and orders the general registrar to “promptly” remove voters who are deceased or convicted of a felony
limiting/criminalizing election official roleBills that make certain behavior by election officials a crime or reduces the authority of election officialsWisconsin House Bill 198, which would prohibit election officials from correcting mistakes on absentee ballot certificates and creates penalties if the election official fails to post the error online
partisan election rolesBills that shift authority from officials to partisan bodiesArizona House Bill 2891, which would remove election litigation power from the secretary of state and gives it to the attorney general until 2023
increased voter surveillanceBills that require or allow new methods of surveillance of voters or increase authority of poll watchersTennessee House Bill 1221, which would require a list of absentee-ballot applicants to be publicly posted