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Welcome to the Ballotpedia live chat! We’re available from <big>'''9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST'''</big>, Monday-Friday. We'll be '''re-launching a new version of the live chat today, August 20, at 9 a.m. CST!'''
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Welcome to the re-launched Ballotpedia live chat, version 2.0! We’re available from <big>'''9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST'''</big>, Monday-Friday. <font color="red">'''Just click the button above to get started.'''</font>
  
At the moment, we're using Google docs to interact with our readers. If you have a question (and you don't want to wait for it to be answered during our weekly [[Ballotpedia Voice|podcast!)]], you can type it into the document and we will reply to you as soon as we can. Please be patient - you'll be talking to a real person (not an autobot) so it may take a few minutes for us to get you all of the information you're looking for.
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When the button is '''<font color="blue">blue</font>''', it means a Ballotpedia staff member is ready and waiting to answer questions! If the button is '''<font color="grey">grey</font>''', then the live chat is closed for the day. If you still have a question you can email [mailto:editor@ballotpedia.org editor@ballotpedia.org].
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We're happy to answer questions you may have or direct you to more information about:
 
We're happy to answer questions you may have or direct you to more information about:
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'''Remember: This is a non-partisan website. Ballotpedia staff cannot weigh-in with an opinion on specific races. We will not endorse candidates or voice opinions on ballot measures. Our responses will be strictly limited to factual research questions. You can read more about our site-wide policies [[Ballotpedia:Policies|here]].'''
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''Remember: This is a non-partisan website. Ballotpedia staff cannot weigh-in with an opinion on specific races. We will not endorse candidates or voice opinions on ballot measures. Our responses will be strictly limited to factual research questions. You can read more about our site-wide policies [[Ballotpedia:Policies|here]].''
  
 
Examples of questions might be:
 
Examples of questions might be:
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*How many incumbents running for Congress faced a primary challenge?
 
*How many incumbents running for Congress faced a primary challenge?
 
*How many signatures are needed to get a measure on the ballot in Ohio?
 
*How many signatures are needed to get a measure on the ballot in Ohio?
 
  
 
We'll do our best to help you out, and if we can't find an answer, we'll be sure to point you in the right direction. Thanks for participating!
 
We'll do our best to help you out, and if we can't find an answer, we'll be sure to point you in the right direction. Thanks for participating!

Revision as of 08:44, 20 August 2012







Welcome to the re-launched Ballotpedia live chat, version 2.0! We’re available from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Monday-Friday. Just click the button above to get started.

When the button is blue, it means a Ballotpedia staff member is ready and waiting to answer questions! If the button is grey, then the live chat is closed for the day. If you still have a question you can email editor@ballotpedia.org.

Ballotpedia staff are available from 9 am - 5 pm CST, Monday-Friday.
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We're happy to answer questions you may have or direct you to more information about:

Remember: This is a non-partisan website. Ballotpedia staff cannot weigh-in with an opinion on specific races. We will not endorse candidates or voice opinions on ballot measures. Our responses will be strictly limited to factual research questions. You can read more about our site-wide policies here.

Examples of questions might be:

  • When are polls open?
  • What is the filing deadline for ballot measures?
  • How many years does a state agriculture commissioner serve?
  • Can you recall a state legislator in Arkansas?
  • How many incumbents running for Congress faced a primary challenge?
  • How many signatures are needed to get a measure on the ballot in Ohio?

We'll do our best to help you out, and if we can't find an answer, we'll be sure to point you in the right direction. Thanks for participating!