What is Ballotpedia?
Ballotpedia is an online encyclopedia about American politics and elections. Our goal is to connect people to politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at the local, state, and federal level.
How is content created on Ballotpedia?
Ballotpedia is published on a wiki platform, meaning any registered user is welcome to add knowledge and improve our content. Every submission to Ballotpedia is fact-checked and curated by our professional editing staff.
How many people work for Ballotpedia?
We currently employee 45 writers and researchers. You can find a list of all our employees here.
Ballotpedia is sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The Lucy Burns Institute is funded entirely by private contributions, and does not receive government funding. Ballotpedia's sister site is Judgepedia, an online encyclopedia of American courts and judges.
Does Ballotpedia have a political point of view?
No. Ballotpedia is nonprofit and nonpartisan. We are not affiliated with any political campaign or advocacy group. Our goal is for Ballotpedia to be objective, neutral, and nonpartisan. We think voters deserve to see the facts so they can make their own decisions. Whatever your political views, we hope you'll find Ballotpedia's content to be informative and useful.
How many people use your content?
Since Ballotpedia's founding in 2007, we’ve received over 350 million page views. Our work has been referenced in over 5,000 media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Politico.
Can I trust your content?
All Ballotpedia content must be neutral, accurate, and verifiable. If you notice any errors, please bring them to our attention.
How many people have contributed to Ballotpedia?
Ballotpedia has 10,710 registered users.
How many articles are there on Ballotpedia?
Ballotpedia has 793,134 articles.
How can I schedule an interview with a Ballotpedia staffer, or learn more about your work?
If you have any questions about our work or would like to speak to one of our writers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm a candidate or campaign staffer. How can I submit information to Ballotpedia?
You may use our biographical submission form.
How can I contribute to Ballotpedia?
If you would like to become one of our volunteer editors, you can learn how to do so here. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, you may do so here.
What areas of politics does Ballotpedia cover?
Our content projects currently include:
How can I apply for a job with Ballotpedia?
Our list of open positions is here.