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We believe in the power of information to transform lives and politics, and we're committed to making the most knowledge available to the greatest number of people. That's why, in addition to Ballotpedia, the [[Sam Adams Alliance]] hosts [[Sunshinereview:Main_page|Sunshine Review]] to promote transparency and [[Judgepedia:Main_page|Judgepedia]] to collect information on our judiciary. The more informed we are as voters, the better our government becomes.   
 
We believe in the power of information to transform lives and politics, and we're committed to making the most knowledge available to the greatest number of people. That's why, in addition to Ballotpedia, the [[Sam Adams Alliance]] hosts [[Sunshinereview:Main_page|Sunshine Review]] to promote transparency and [[Judgepedia:Main_page|Judgepedia]] to collect information on our judiciary. The more informed we are as voters, the better our government becomes.   
  
Ballotpedia isn't a part of any political party and we don't support candidates. We're simply a community of users dedicated to fairness and openness in politics, on both sides of the aisle.
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Ballotpedia isn't a part of any political party and we don't support candidates. We're simply a community of users dedicated to fairness and openness in politics, on both sides of the aisle. Our users welcome responsible, knowledge-building contributions from anyone who wants to participate.
  
 
===How it works===
 
===How it works===
 
Ballotpedia was originally formed by the [[Citizens in Charge Foundation]] on May 30, 2007. In March of 2008, the [[Sam Adams Alliance]] became Ballotpedia's sponsor, continuing their mission of using online media to promote access to government. Sam Adams is a nonprofit [[501c3]] organization that helps keep things running with a small editorial staff and enough server power to meet the demands of our heavy traffic.    Ballotpedia has '''{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}''' articles and '''{{NUMBEROFUSERS}}''' registered users.
 
Ballotpedia was originally formed by the [[Citizens in Charge Foundation]] on May 30, 2007. In March of 2008, the [[Sam Adams Alliance]] became Ballotpedia's sponsor, continuing their mission of using online media to promote access to government. Sam Adams is a nonprofit [[501c3]] organization that helps keep things running with a small editorial staff and enough server power to meet the demands of our heavy traffic.    Ballotpedia has '''{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}''' articles and '''{{NUMBEROFUSERS}}''' registered users.
  
Ballotpedia is a common resource.  Our users welcome responsible, knowledge-building contributions from anyone who wants to participate. To join us, simply register for an account.
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===Getting started===
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Interested in improving Ballotpedia? Click through the '''[[Ballotpedia:Tutorial (About)|Ballotpedia Tutorial]]''' to learn how!
  
 
===Essential pages===
 
===Essential pages===
 
* [[Help:Getting started|Getting started with Ballotpedia]]
 
* [[Help:Getting started|Getting started with Ballotpedia]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Why write for Ballotpedia|Why write for Ballotpedia?]]
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|How you can help]]
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|How you can help]]
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Inquiries|Contact us]]
 
* [[Ballotpedia:Inquiries|Contact us]]

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Our mission

Ballotpedia cultivates thriving citizenship through the free and open sharing of information.

What we do

Ballotpedia is a free, collaborative, online encyclopedia about elections, ballot measures and access, petitions and ballot law, recalls, school and local ballot measures, and state legislatures.

Ballotpedia is a wiki, which means anyone can improve it. By adding your knowledge and fixing mistakes, the quality and depth of Ballotpedia's information improves over time.

Why we do it

We believe in the power of information to transform lives and politics, and we're committed to making the most knowledge available to the greatest number of people. That's why, in addition to Ballotpedia, the Sam Adams Alliance hosts Sunshine Review to promote transparency and Judgepedia to collect information on our judiciary. The more informed we are as voters, the better our government becomes.

Ballotpedia isn't a part of any political party and we don't support candidates. We're simply a community of users dedicated to fairness and openness in politics, on both sides of the aisle. Our users welcome responsible, knowledge-building contributions from anyone who wants to participate.

How it works

Ballotpedia was originally formed by the Citizens in Charge Foundation on May 30, 2007. In March of 2008, the Sam Adams Alliance became Ballotpedia's sponsor, continuing their mission of using online media to promote access to government. Sam Adams is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that helps keep things running with a small editorial staff and enough server power to meet the demands of our heavy traffic. Ballotpedia has 514,243 articles and 9,068 registered users.

Getting started

Interested in improving Ballotpedia? Click through the Ballotpedia Tutorial to learn how!

Essential pages