Small-dollar donations from Evanston residents to candidates for mayor can be matched out of a pool of public funding under the new program.
Advocates for a groundbreaking New York public campaign financing program await word of its funding level in the "Big Ugly" budget bill.
An Oakland ballot measure creating a public campaign financing option and strengthening transparency in election spending passed with strong support.
The conservative Supreme Court majority may hand state legislatures unchecked control over federal elections.
The maps, drawn by the public, will be submitted to a state commission that could influence redistricting ahead of a likely court battle.
In the primary election for the open mayor's seat, all of the leading Seattle candidates have opted in to raise public campaign funding from a wide range of city residents.
Democracy vouchers are increasing small-donor participation in local elections and diversifying the donor pool.