Ballotpedia is a curated wiki-based online resource covering federal, state, and local politics and policy. Ballotpedia's content covers U.S. congress, state executive officials, state legislatures, redistricting, state and local ballot measures, recall elections, and school boards. Articles on Ballotpedia, which include original news and research, are started, written, expanded and improved over time by Ballotpedia's staff of writers and its volunteer editors and content providers.
Ballotpedia includes breaking news and original content, in addition to its information about laws governing ballot access and direct democracy, state constitutions, activists, donors and organizations, and the history of initiative and referendum.
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- The 5 Most Important Ballot Measures in 2013, Oct 07, 2013
- Press Release: Despite low approval ratings, congressional incumbents coast through primaries, Aug 29, 2013
- Press Release: Organization dedicated to government transparency ups local content, Jul 09, 2013
- Press Release: New Hampshire boasts best quality of life, Mississippi in last place according to aggregate index, Jun 24, 2013
- Press Release: Red state or blue stateâ€“it's not all about presidential elections, May 21, 2013
- Press Release: Ballotpedia celebrates Earth Day with a list of the six best environmentally-focused ballot measures, Apr 18, 2013
- Press Release: Ballotpedia releases Sunshine Week transparency analysis, Mar 07, 2013
- Press Release: New research demystifies laws governing local ballot measures, Feb 13, 2013
- Press Release: Ballotpedia releases annual school bond and tax report, Jan 15, 2013
- Press Release: Lucy Burns Institute releases citizen's guide to local ballot initiatives, Nov 14, 2012
- Press Release: The Top 15 Races We're Talking About, Oct 15, 2012
- Press Release: New maps show districts with closest partisan voter registration, Sep 28, 2012
- Press Release: New Ballotpedia study ranks accessibility of official voter guides, Sep 11, 2012
- Press Release: Ballotpedia and Moonshadow Mobile, Inc. Announce New Partnership, Aug 27, 2012
Ballotpedia has been sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute (LBI) since July 1, 2009. LBI is a nonprofit 501c3 based in Madison, Wisconsin. LBI, which was founded in December 2006, also sponsors Judgepedia.
Ballotpedia was launched by the Citizens in Charge Foundation on May 30, 2007. From March 2008-June 2009, it was sponsored by the Sam Adams Alliance.
Ballotpedia has 415,493 articles and 7,960 registered users.
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