Originally from Southern California, Ludlam currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Washington College, Maryland. In 2008 the MDDC Press Association awarded her with an editorial award. Ludlam is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Since taking on the role of Editor in 2013, the School Boards and School Board Elections, Municipal Government, Federal Affairs and Elections portals were launched and added to Ballotpedia's project portfolio. Coverage of elections now includes local, state and federal reporting. You can find a list of notable election and non-election events on Ballotpedia's calendar.
Prior to her role as Editor, she she helped roll out the State Executive Officials project in 2011 which features profiles and election coverage on governors, lt. governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state and much more. Ludlam also launched Ballotpedia's projected outcome reports which featured predictions on the 2011 state executive elections. In 2010, Ludlam published a report specifically analyzing the Missouri initiative and referendum process. She also helped launch Ballotpedia's Tuesday Count, a weekly report that keeps running tabs on which ballot measures have been certified for statewide ballots in the previous week.