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<center><h1>'''Welcome to Ballotpedia live chat!'''</h1></center>
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<br><br><big><center>''Note: Ballotpedia Live Chat will not be available December 15-31. We will return on January 2, 2013. Have a great holiday season! If you have any questions [mailto:livechat@ballotpedia.org email us!] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.</center></big>
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Welcome to Ballotpedia live chat! 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>  
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<h3>Option 1: Email</h3>
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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If the question is not urgent, please contact us at [mailto:livechat@ballotpedia.org livechat@ballotpedia.org] and we will respond within 24-48 hours.<br>
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Thank you for contacting Ballotpedia. If this is an urgent question, you can click our live chat button below and you will be connected with one of our staff writers between 9am-5pm CST Monday-Friday.  
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<font color="red">'''Just click the button above to get started.'''</font> 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.<br></td>
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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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We'd also love to hear your thoughts about the process. Please e-mail [mailto:geoff.pallay@ballotpedia.org Geoff Pallay] with feedback about the Live Chat platform.
 
We'd also love to hear your thoughts about the process. Please e-mail [mailto:geoff.pallay@ballotpedia.org Geoff Pallay] with feedback about the Live Chat platform.
 
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Revision as of 13:39, 31 May 2014

Welcome to Ballotpedia live chat!

How to get in contact with Ballotpedia Staff

Option 1: Email

If the question is not urgent, please contact us at livechat@ballotpedia.org and we will respond within 24-48 hours.

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Option 2: Live Chat

Thank you for contacting Ballotpedia. If this is an urgent question, you can click our live chat button below and you will be connected with one of our staff writers between 9am-5pm 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.

Option 3: Twitter

You can tweet us directly using the interactive interface below.

We're happy to answer questions you may have or direct you to more information about:

Remember: This is a nonpartisan 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!

We'd also love to hear your thoughts about the process. Please e-mail Geoff Pallay with feedback about the Live Chat platform.