| Policypedia is a new project on Ballotpedia which aims to illuminate major policy issues currently being discussed and implemented throughout the United States at all levels of government. Initially Policypedia will be covering five major policy areas: energy, education, pension reform, budget reform, and election reform. Within these areas, we will be focusing on specific important policy issues. Policy decisions in these areas affect citizens in many ways, especially economically, legally and socially. We seek to provide comprehensive coverage of these policies written in language understandable by the non-specialist. Our goal is to help readers discover and learn useful information, so that they can participate in the public discussion about these policies and vote for candidates and initiatives aligned with their values and interests.