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===''What is Ballotpedia?''===
 
===''What is Ballotpedia?''===
 
 
Ballotpedia is a curated wiki-based online resource covering federal, state, and local politics and policy. Ballotpedia's content covers [[Portal:Congress|U.S. congress]], [[Portal:State Executive Officials|state executive officials]], [[Portal:State legislatures|state legislatures]], [[Portal:Redistricting|redistricting]], [[Portal:Ballot_measures|state and local ballot measures]], [[Portal:Recall|recall elections]], [[Portal:School boards and school board elections|school boards]], [[Portal:Federal Affairs|federal affairs]], and [[Ballot access for major and minor party candidates|ballot access for major and minor party candidates]]. Articles on Ballotpedia, which include original news and research, are started, written, expanded and improved over time by Ballotpedia's [[:Template:Ballotpedia|staff of writers]] and its [[Ballotpedia:Editors|volunteer editors and content providers]].
 
Ballotpedia is a curated wiki-based online resource covering federal, state, and local politics and policy. Ballotpedia's content covers [[Portal:Congress|U.S. congress]], [[Portal:State Executive Officials|state executive officials]], [[Portal:State legislatures|state legislatures]], [[Portal:Redistricting|redistricting]], [[Portal:Ballot_measures|state and local ballot measures]], [[Portal:Recall|recall elections]], [[Portal:School boards and school board elections|school boards]], [[Portal:Federal Affairs|federal affairs]], and [[Ballot access for major and minor party candidates|ballot access for major and minor party candidates]]. Articles on Ballotpedia, which include original news and research, are started, written, expanded and improved over time by Ballotpedia's [[:Template:Ballotpedia|staff of writers]] and its [[Ballotpedia:Editors|volunteer editors and content providers]].
  
 
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Ballotpedia includes [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject News|breaking news]] and [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Original Content|original content]], in addition to its information about [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Law|laws governing ballot access and direct democracy]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Constitutions|state constitutions]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Influencers|influencers]] and the [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject History|history of initiative and referendum]].
 
Ballotpedia includes [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject News|breaking news]] and [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Original Content|original content]], in addition to its information about [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Law|laws governing ballot access and direct democracy]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Constitutions|state constitutions]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Influencers|influencers]] and the [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject History|history of initiative and referendum]].
  
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===''Who or what sponsors Ballotpedia?''===
 
===''Who or what sponsors Ballotpedia?''===
 
 
Ballotpedia has been sponsored by the [[Lucy Burns Institute]] (LBI) since July 1, 2009.  LBI is a nonprofit [[501c3]] based in Madison, Wisconsin.  LBI, which was founded in December 2006, also sponsors [[Judgepedia]].
 
Ballotpedia has been sponsored by the [[Lucy Burns Institute]] (LBI) since July 1, 2009.  LBI is a nonprofit [[501c3]] based in Madison, Wisconsin.  LBI, which was founded in December 2006, also sponsors [[Judgepedia]].
  
 
===''What is the history of Ballotpedia?''===
 
===''What is the history of Ballotpedia?''===
 
 
Ballotpedia was launched by the [[Citizens in Charge Foundation]] on May 30, 2007. From March 2008-June 2009, it was sponsored by the [[Sam Adams Alliance]].   
 
Ballotpedia was launched by the [[Citizens in Charge Foundation]] on May 30, 2007. From March 2008-June 2009, it was sponsored by the [[Sam Adams Alliance]].   
  
 
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===''What are some statistics regarding Ballotpedia?''===
 
 
Ballotpedia has '''{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}''' articles and '''{{NUMBEROFUSERS}}''' registered users.<ref>The number provided here of articles and registered users automatically updates whenever a new user [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|registers]] or a new article is created.  The number provided is automatically generated by the MediaWiki software that Ballotpedia runs on.</ref>
 
Ballotpedia has '''{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}''' articles and '''{{NUMBEROFUSERS}}''' registered users.<ref>The number provided here of articles and registered users automatically updates whenever a new user [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|registers]] or a new article is created.  The number provided is automatically generated by the MediaWiki software that Ballotpedia runs on.</ref>
  

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