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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]].
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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.  
  
===''What other types of content do you have?''===
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===''How is content created on Ballotpedia?''===
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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===''What kinds of research and analysis do you have?''===
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Ballotpedia is published on a wiki platform, meaning any registered user is welcome to [[Help:How to edit a page|add knowledge]] and improve our content. Every submission to Ballotpedia is fact-checked and curated by our [[Template:Ballotpedia|professional editing staff]].  
=====Ballotpedia's original research and reports=====
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* [[Ballotpedia's Competitiveness Analysis of state legislative elections]] ''Annual report''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] ''May 2013''
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* [http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/images/Anti-Incumbency_Voting_Patterns_in_State_Legislative_Primaries.pdf Anti-Incumbency Voting Patterns in State Legislative Primaries] ''July 2012''
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* [[Gubernatorial Power Comparison, 2012]] ''July 2012''
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* [[County election website evaluations]] ''March 2012''
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* [[2011 Briefing Tour of the American West]] ''September 2011''
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* [[Breakdown: Ballotpedia dissects lawsuits challenging 2011 and 2012 ballot measures]] ''July 2011''
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* [[Continued analysis of ballot measures reveals emphasis on spending issues]] ''September 2010''
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* [[2010 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy]] ''August 2010''
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* [[IRI Europe's Briefing Tour to Switzerland, June 10-15 (2010)]] ''June 2010''
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* [https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByPP2JJycfwTNTdlM2M5MDEtZjZjNi00NmM0LWI0ZjgtNDI1MjE4ZjFhNDU0/edit?hl=en Missouri: A look at initiative and referendum: past and present] ''May 2010''
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=====What are some studies and articles citing Ballotpedia?=====
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===''How many people work for Ballotpedia?''===
* [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/uncontested-races-dominate-upcoming-new-jersey-legislative-primaries-123037818.html Uncontested Races Dominate Upcoming New Jersey Legislative Primaries] ''June 2011''
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We currently have 32 employees.
* [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/competitiveness-in-national-elections-does-not-trickle-down-to-state-level-104411693.html Competitiveness in National Elections Does Not Trickle Down to State Level] ''October 2010''
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* [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/in-14-states-voters-display-very-different-attitudes-toward-school-bonds-and-taxes-102857984.html In 14 States, Voters Display Very Different Attitudes Toward School Bonds and Taxes] ''September 2010''
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* [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gop-hit-more-by-term-limits-in-2010-state-legislative-elections-102146864.html GOP Hit More by Term Limits in 2010 State Legislative Elections] ''September 2010''
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=====Where can I find your press releases?=====
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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, WisconsinLBI, which was founded in December 2006, also sponsors [[Judgepedia]].
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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.
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===''Does Ballotpedia have a political point of view?''===
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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 nonpartisanWe 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.
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===''How many people use your content?''===
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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.''
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===''Can I trust your content?''===
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All Ballotpedia content must be neutral, accurate, and verifiable. If you notice any errors, please [[Help:Fix or report an error|bring them to our attention]].
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===''How many people have contributed to Ballotpedia?''===
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Ballotpedia has '''{{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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===''How many articles are there on Ballotpedia?''===
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Ballotpedia has '''{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}''' articles.
  
===''What is the history of Ballotpedia?''===
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===''How can I schedule an interview with a Ballotpedia staffer, or learn more about your work?''===
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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If you have any questions about our work or would like to speak to one of our writers, please contact [[Ballotpedia:Kelly O'Keefe|Kelly O'Keefe]] at [mailto:kelly.o'keefe@lucyburns.org kelly.o'keefe@lucyburns.org]
  
===''What are some statistics regarding Ballotpedia?''===
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===''I'm a candidate or campaign staffer. How can I submit information to 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>
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You may use our [[Ballotpedia:Biographical information submission form|biographical submission form]].
  
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===''How can I contribute to Ballotpedia?''===
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If you would like to become one of our volunteer editors, you can learn how to do so[[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|here]]. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, you may do so [[Support Ballotpedia|here]].
 
===''See also''===
 
===''See also''===
 
* [[Ballotpedia:About|About Ballotpedia]]
 
* [[Ballotpedia:About|About Ballotpedia]]

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Frequently asked questions

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 have 32 employees.

Who or what sponsors Ballotpedia?

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 9,293 registered users.[1]

How many articles are there on Ballotpedia?

Ballotpedia has 523,586 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 contact Kelly O'Keefe at kelly.o'keefe@lucyburns.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 sohere. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, you may do so here.

See also

References

  1. The number provided here of articles and registered users automatically updates whenever a new user registers or a new article is created. The number provided is automatically generated by the MediaWiki software that Ballotpedia runs on.

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