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* '''Mark Tapscott''', editorial page editor of the '''Washington Examiner''' says, "This is an important web site and I expect it to become an essential resource for everybody interested in public policy and politics."<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20080213061829/http://www.examiner.com/blogs/tapscotts_copy_desk/2008/2/2/Ballotpedia-is-web-site-for-Citizenpowered-Democracy-on-the-Right ''Washington Examiner,'' "Ballotpedia is citizen-powered democracy," February 2, 2008]</ref>
 
* '''Mark Tapscott''', editorial page editor of the '''Washington Examiner''' says, "This is an important web site and I expect it to become an essential resource for everybody interested in public policy and politics."<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20080213061829/http://www.examiner.com/blogs/tapscotts_copy_desk/2008/2/2/Ballotpedia-is-web-site-for-Citizenpowered-Democracy-on-the-Right ''Washington Examiner,'' "Ballotpedia is citizen-powered democracy," February 2, 2008]</ref>
  
* The '''[[Initiative & Referendum Institute]]''' says, "For additional nonpartisan information on ballot propositions, see Ballotpedia."<ref>[http://www.iandrinstitute.org/ballotwatch.htm ''Initiative & Referendum Institute,'' "Ballotwatch," Accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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* The '''[[Initiative & Referendum Institute]]''' says, "For nonpartisan information on ballot propositions, see Ballotpedia."<ref>[http://www.iandrinstitute.org/ballotwatch.htm ''Initiative & Referendum Institute,'' "Ballotwatch," Accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
  
 
* '''Go Green Solar''' says, "There are plenty of resources out there – most notably ballotpedia.org – that can give you more details about each side of the debate.<ref>[http://blog.gogreensolar.com/2008/09/oh-confusion-understanding-ca-ballot.html ''Go Green Solar,'' "Oh the Confusion! Understanding CA Ballot Initiatives," September 1, 2008]</ref>
 
* '''Go Green Solar''' says, "There are plenty of resources out there – most notably ballotpedia.org – that can give you more details about each side of the debate.<ref>[http://blog.gogreensolar.com/2008/09/oh-confusion-understanding-ca-ballot.html ''Go Green Solar,'' "Oh the Confusion! Understanding CA Ballot Initiatives," September 1, 2008]</ref>
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* The '''Daily Kos''' writes: "For objective information about [[Ted Cruz|Ted Cruz's]] voting record and career or the career of any elected official; local, state or federal, visit www.ballotpedia.org."<ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/28/1258939/-Stop-the-CRUZade# ''Daily Kos,'' "Stop the CRUZade", November 28, 2013]</ref>
 
* The '''Daily Kos''' writes: "For objective information about [[Ted Cruz|Ted Cruz's]] voting record and career or the career of any elected official; local, state or federal, visit www.ballotpedia.org."<ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/28/1258939/-Stop-the-CRUZade# ''Daily Kos,'' "Stop the CRUZade", November 28, 2013]</ref>
  
* The '''[[Citizens in Charge Foundation]]''' called Ballotpedia "Planet Earth’s No. 1 wiki on election-related matters." <ref>[http://www.citizensincharge.org/blog/neal/ballotpedia-tomorrows-top-5-ballot-measures''Citizens in Charge,'' "Ballotpedia: Tomorrow’s Top 5 Ballot Measures", November 4, 2013]</ref>
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* The '''[[Citizens in Charge Foundation]]''' called Ballotpedia "Planet Earth’s No. 1 wiki on election-related matters."<ref>[http://www.citizensincharge.org/blog/neal/ballotpedia-tomorrows-top-5-ballot-measures''Citizens in Charge,'' "Ballotpedia: Tomorrow’s Top 5 Ballot Measures", November 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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* '''New York Times''' blogger Nate Silver cited Ballotpedia in an October 2011 article about West Virginia's [[West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011|special gubernatorial election]].<ref>[http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/04/a-west-virginia-forecast-high-uncertainty/ ''Five Thirty Eight,'' "A West Virginia forecast: High uncertainty," October 4, 2011]</ref>
 
* '''New York Times''' blogger Nate Silver cited Ballotpedia in an October 2011 article about West Virginia's [[West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011|special gubernatorial election]].<ref>[http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/04/a-west-virginia-forecast-high-uncertainty/ ''Five Thirty Eight,'' "A West Virginia forecast: High uncertainty," October 4, 2011]</ref>
  
* '''Tulsa World''' cited Ballotpedia in a May 2011 editorial on [[mayoral recalls]]. <ref>[http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=211&articleid=20110515_211_G6_Surely418538&allcom=1 ''Tulsa World,'' "Misery Loves Company," May 15, 2011]</ref>
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* '''Tulsa World''' cited Ballotpedia in a May 2011 editorial on [[mayoral recalls]].<ref>[http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=211&articleid=20110515_211_G6_Surely418538&allcom=1 ''Tulsa World,'' "Misery Loves Company," May 15, 2011]</ref>
  
* The '''News Sun''' cited Ballotpedia in a May 2011 article on [[city council recalls]]. <ref>[http://www.newssun.com/news/051811-ct-recall ''News Sun,'' "First Steps of AP Recall Process Complete,"  May 18, 2011]</ref>
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* The '''News Sun''' cited Ballotpedia in a May 2011 article on [[city council recalls]].<ref>[http://www.newssun.com/news/051811-ct-recall ''News Sun,'' "First Steps of AP Recall Process Complete,"  May 18, 2011]</ref>
  
 
* In an editorial, the '''Cincinatti Enquirer''' recommended that its readers consult Ballotpedia for "up-to-date information on [[Ohio]] ballot issues, plus historical data on state initiatives and amendments."<ref>[http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080809/EDIT01/808090349/1019/EDIT ''Cincinatti Enquirer,'' "Voters must take the initiative," August 9, 2008]</ref>
 
* In an editorial, the '''Cincinatti Enquirer''' recommended that its readers consult Ballotpedia for "up-to-date information on [[Ohio]] ballot issues, plus historical data on state initiatives and amendments."<ref>[http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080809/EDIT01/808090349/1019/EDIT ''Cincinatti Enquirer,'' "Voters must take the initiative," August 9, 2008]</ref>
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* The '''Christian Science Monitor''' writes, "Texas, according to Ballotpedia.org, has the longest constitution and every other year there are about 16 more amendments to vote on."<ref>[http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Tax-VOX/2013/1111/Narrow-tax-hikes-win-support-on-election-day-2013''Christian Science Monitor'', "Narrow tax hikes win support on election day 2013," November 11, 2013]</ref>
 
* The '''Christian Science Monitor''' writes, "Texas, according to Ballotpedia.org, has the longest constitution and every other year there are about 16 more amendments to vote on."<ref>[http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Tax-VOX/2013/1111/Narrow-tax-hikes-win-support-on-election-day-2013''Christian Science Monitor'', "Narrow tax hikes win support on election day 2013," November 11, 2013]</ref>
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* '''Modern Times Magazine''' writes, "State lawmakers can be sorted out at Ballotpedia."<ref>[http://www.moderntimesmagazine.com/page16/Arizona_Legislative_Preview_140101/Arizona_Legislative_Preview_140101.php ''Modern Times Magazine'', "Arizona Legislative Preview," January 2, 2014]</ref>
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* '''Watchdog Wire''' writes, "Ballotpedia has put together an excellent list of the 2014 legislative sessions in all 50 states,"<ref>[http://watchdogwire.com/blog/2014/01/10/gearing-up-for-2014-legislative-sessions/ ''Watchdog Wire'', "Gearing up for 2014 state legislative sessions," January 10, 2014]</ref> and "Websites such as Ballotpedia serve as great resources because they link directly to the committees and their members, dates of legislative sessions, and much more."<ref>[http://watchdogwire.com/blog/2014/02/28/bill-trackers-learn-to-follow-your-state-legislation/''Watchdog Wire'', "Bill trackers learn to follow your state legislation," February 28, 2014]</ref>
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* '''Citizens Journal''' writes, "Read the Ballotpedia materials on the initiative, do your own research and decide."<ref>[http://citizensjournal.us/california-gun-rights-initiative-2014/ ''Citizens Journal'', "California Gun Rights Initiative," March 5, 2014]</ref>
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* '''Independent Political Report''' writes, "Please click here to view state-by-state filing deadlines and primary dates via Ballotpedia."<ref>[http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2014/03/free-equal-wants-you-to-run-for-congress/''Independent Political Report'', "Free & Equal Wants You to Run for Congress," March 26, 2014]</ref>
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===Bloggers are using Ballotpedia===
 
===Bloggers are using Ballotpedia===
  
* '''Lifehacker''', a blog about internet resources and personal productivity, says Ballotpedia offers "gateways to all kinds of useful information, including arguments for and against each [[ballot proposition]]. If you haven't brushed up on the ''other'' important votes you can cast on your ballot this year, Ballotpedia is a great resource to get up to speed."<ref>[http://lifehacker.com/5071106/ballotpedia-helps-you-understand-local-propositions-and-initiatives ''Lifehacker,'' "Ballotpedia Helps You Understand Local Propositions and Initiatives," October 30, 2008]</ref>
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* '''Lifehacker''' says Ballotpedia offers "gateways to all kinds of useful information, including arguments for and against each [[ballot proposition]]. If you haven't brushed up on the ''other'' important votes you can cast on your ballot this year, Ballotpedia is a great resource to get up to speed."<ref>[http://lifehacker.com/5071106/ballotpedia-helps-you-understand-local-propositions-and-initiatives ''Lifehacker,'' "Ballotpedia Helps You Understand Local Propositions and Initiatives," October 30, 2008]</ref>
  
* '''ForceChange''', a blog writing about the environment, says "In this day and age of misleading advocacy commercials, Ballotpedia is a great place to get a quick and thorough rundown of both sides of a proposed measure."<ref>[http://forcechange.com/2008/10/24/with-heated-local-ballot-campaigns-ballotpediaorg-is-a-great-resource/ ''ForceChange,'' "With heated local ballot campaigns, Ballotpedia.org is a great resource," October 24, 2008]</ref>
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* '''ForceChange''' says "In this day and age of misleading advocacy commercials, Ballotpedia is a great place to get a quick and thorough rundown of both sides of a proposed measure."<ref>[http://forcechange.com/2008/10/24/with-heated-local-ballot-campaigns-ballotpediaorg-is-a-great-resource/ ''ForceChange,'' "With heated local ballot campaigns, Ballotpedia.org is a great resource," October 24, 2008]</ref>
 
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* The '''Ohio Legal Research Blog''' says, "To locate a quick list of all of Ohio's ballot issues, try out the information compiled by ballotpedia.org. For Ohio it lists both the certified issues on the ballot and those that did not make it. In addition, there are links to news stories, case law references, and key facts on the current issues. A list of all Ohio ballots (from 1913 to 2007) has been compiled, along with summary information on Ohio's ballot procedures and history. All in all, a great research starting point."<ref>[http://ohiolegalblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/ballotpedia.html ''Ohio Legal Research Blog'', "Ballotpedia," October 20, 2008]</ref>
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* '''Daily Axioms''' says "Ballotpedia.org is arguably one of the more helpful wikis out there for being informed on what will be on the ballot this election. You can search out your individual state and figure out what issues are going to be voted on. Therefore, you can educate yourself on the issues before you enter the ballot box and wonder what proposition 123 is...This is a great example of the power of wikis to inform and educate."<ref>[http://dailyaxioms.blogspot.com/2008/10/ballotpedia-what-is-on-your-ballot.html ''Daily Axioms'', "Ballotpedia: What is on your ballot?," October 20, 2008]</ref>
 
* '''Daily Axioms''' says "Ballotpedia.org is arguably one of the more helpful wikis out there for being informed on what will be on the ballot this election. You can search out your individual state and figure out what issues are going to be voted on. Therefore, you can educate yourself on the issues before you enter the ballot box and wonder what proposition 123 is...This is a great example of the power of wikis to inform and educate."<ref>[http://dailyaxioms.blogspot.com/2008/10/ballotpedia-what-is-on-your-ballot.html ''Daily Axioms'', "Ballotpedia: What is on your ballot?," October 20, 2008]</ref>
  
* '''Luna Tail''' says, "I just had to devote a whole post to this site...I love wikis… such as WikiPedia, I love how the community can support them. Sure, sometimes a bad seed gets in, but for the most part good solid people with good solid information take care of it. And BallotPedia is no different. If you are wondering what is going to be on your ballot, what the issues in your state are, and if you also want to help contribute to the wiki, you really probably want to check this site out!"<ref>[http://lunatail.com/2008/10/17/ballotpedia/ ''Luna Tail'', "Ballotpedia," October 17, 2008]</ref>
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* '''Luna Tail''' says, "I just had to devote a whole post to this site...I love wikis… such as Wikipedia, I love how the community can support them. Sure, sometimes a bad seed gets in, but for the most part good solid people with good solid information take care of it. And BallotPedia is no different. If you are wondering what is going to be on your ballot, what the issues in your state are, and if you also want to help contribute to the wiki, you really probably want to check this site out!"<ref>[http://lunatail.com/2008/10/17/ballotpedia/ ''Luna Tail'', "Ballotpedia," October 17, 2008]</ref>
 
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* '''Leggy Lady''' says, "I'm not a hugely political person. I've always cared about the props but never quite knew how to research them well. I've just discovered a good starter source. Ballotpedia.org. It is a wiki site and has some good resources. Of course, take everything with a grain of salt."<ref>[http://leggylady.livejournal.com/381086.html ''Leggy Lady'', "Ballotpedia," October 5, 2008]</ref>
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* '''The Dude''' says, "While doing a little research on some of the constitutional amendments and referenda on this year's ballot, I stumbled across Ballotpedia. Pretty cool site with a summary of each of the state-level items on the ballot this year. If you haven't voted yet and need some info on a particular matter, this is a good place to get it."<ref>[http://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f21/ballotpedia-handy-ballot-summary-site-22033.html ''Mountain Buzz'', "Ballotpedia - handy ballot summary site," October 23, 2008]</ref>
 
* '''The Dude''' says, "While doing a little research on some of the constitutional amendments and referenda on this year's ballot, I stumbled across Ballotpedia. Pretty cool site with a summary of each of the state-level items on the ballot this year. If you haven't voted yet and need some info on a particular matter, this is a good place to get it."<ref>[http://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f21/ballotpedia-handy-ballot-summary-site-22033.html ''Mountain Buzz'', "Ballotpedia - handy ballot summary site," October 23, 2008]</ref>
  
* '''PJ Personal''' writes, "Ballotpedia.org is also a good basic site like Wikipedia just about elections."<ref>[http://pjpersonal.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/my-ballot-amendment-66-proposition-aa/ ''PJ Personal'', "My Ballot Amendment 66, Proposition AA", November 4, 2013]</ref>
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* '''Random Dreams''' says, "We received our ballots for the November election. I didn't know anything about the issues.  Then I found ballotpedia.org and the internet is just a little more awesome."<ref>[http://randomdreams.livejournal.com/657963.html ''Random Dreams'', "Ballotpedia," October 27, 2013]</ref>
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* '''Coos County Watchdog''' says, "Ballotpedia is a good resource for ballot information."<ref>[http://www.cooscountywatchdog.com/1/post/2013/12/ballot-pedia-is-a-good-resource-for-ballot-information.html ''Coos County Watchdog'', "Ballotpedia is a Good Resource for Ballot Information," December 26, 2013]</ref>
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* '''News With Views''' says, "You can find out about all candidates for the primaries at Ballotpedia."<ref>[http://newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd626.htm ''News With Views'', February 10, 2014]</ref>
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* '''Depot Dazed''' says, "Have I mentioned that I love Ballotpedia?"<ref>[http://www.depotdazed.info/ballotpedia-voter-resource/ ''Depot Dazed,'' "Ballotpedia Voter Resource," April 2014]</ref>
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What people are saying about Ballotpedia

  • Governing magazine says Ballotpedia is "a must-read for those who follow politics at every level."[1]
  • This is Common Sense writes: "Ballotpedia is the nation’s best tracker of ballot measures."[2]
  • The National Taxpayers Union says, "If you’ve ever wanted a 'one-stop shop' for information on state and local ballot measures, past and present, I’d recommend you head over to Ballotpedia.org. It's a website to bookmark!"[3]
  • Mark Tapscott, editorial page editor of the Washington Examiner says, "This is an important web site and I expect it to become an essential resource for everybody interested in public policy and politics."[4]
  • Go Green Solar says, "There are plenty of resources out there – most notably ballotpedia.org – that can give you more details about each side of the debate.[6]
  • The Daily Kos writes: "For objective information about Ted Cruz's voting record and career or the career of any elected official; local, state or federal, visit www.ballotpedia.org."[7]

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News outlets are citing Ballotpedia

  • The Wall Street Journal, in an article titled Ten Election Day Ballot Measures, wrote: "Special thanks to analysis by the National Taxpayers Union and Ballotpedia."[9]
  • The Washington Post published a piece featuring Ballotpedia's July 2012 study looking at the trend of state legislative incumbents losing in primary elections.[10]
  • Politico editor Charles Mathiesan cited Ballotpedia's incumbency study.[11]
  • In an editorial, the Cincinatti Enquirer recommended that its readers consult Ballotpedia for "up-to-date information on Ohio ballot issues, plus historical data on state initiatives and amendments."[15]
  • KESQ-TV in Palm Springs, California, says, "If you're still having trouble understanding what's at a stake during the California elections Tuesday, than look no further than Ballotpedia."[16]
  • The Denver Daily News says, "With the near record-breaking number of initiatives scheduled for November’s ballot, learning enough about the measures to make an informed vote can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, the web site Ballotpedia.com provides comprehensive information on all 19 measures that are likely to be on the ballot."[17]
  • The Christian Science Monitor writes, "Texas, according to Ballotpedia.org, has the longest constitution and every other year there are about 16 more amendments to vote on."[19]
  • Modern Times Magazine writes, "State lawmakers can be sorted out at Ballotpedia."[20]
  • Watchdog Wire writes, "Ballotpedia has put together an excellent list of the 2014 legislative sessions in all 50 states,"[21] and "Websites such as Ballotpedia serve as great resources because they link directly to the committees and their members, dates of legislative sessions, and much more."[22]
  • Citizens Journal writes, "Read the Ballotpedia materials on the initiative, do your own research and decide."[23]
  • Independent Political Report writes, "Please click here to view state-by-state filing deadlines and primary dates via Ballotpedia."[24]


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Bloggers are using Ballotpedia

  • Lifehacker says Ballotpedia offers "gateways to all kinds of useful information, including arguments for and against each ballot proposition. If you haven't brushed up on the other important votes you can cast on your ballot this year, Ballotpedia is a great resource to get up to speed."[25]
  • ForceChange says "In this day and age of misleading advocacy commercials, Ballotpedia is a great place to get a quick and thorough rundown of both sides of a proposed measure."[26]
  • Daily Axioms says "Ballotpedia.org is arguably one of the more helpful wikis out there for being informed on what will be on the ballot this election. You can search out your individual state and figure out what issues are going to be voted on. Therefore, you can educate yourself on the issues before you enter the ballot box and wonder what proposition 123 is...This is a great example of the power of wikis to inform and educate."[27]
  • Luna Tail says, "I just had to devote a whole post to this site...I love wikis… such as Wikipedia, I love how the community can support them. Sure, sometimes a bad seed gets in, but for the most part good solid people with good solid information take care of it. And BallotPedia is no different. If you are wondering what is going to be on your ballot, what the issues in your state are, and if you also want to help contribute to the wiki, you really probably want to check this site out!"[28]
  • The Dude says, "While doing a little research on some of the constitutional amendments and referenda on this year's ballot, I stumbled across Ballotpedia. Pretty cool site with a summary of each of the state-level items on the ballot this year. If you haven't voted yet and need some info on a particular matter, this is a good place to get it."[29]
  • Random Dreams says, "We received our ballots for the November election. I didn't know anything about the issues. Then I found ballotpedia.org and the internet is just a little more awesome."[30]
  • Coos County Watchdog says, "Ballotpedia is a good resource for ballot information."[31]
  • News With Views says, "You can find out about all candidates for the primaries at Ballotpedia."[32]
  • Depot Dazed says, "Have I mentioned that I love Ballotpedia?"[33]


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Ballotpedia staff are being interviewed

  • Brittany Clingen also appeared on Fox News, speaking about ballot measures on the Special Report with Bret Baier.[35]
  • The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal interviewed Brittany Clingen about recall.[36]

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What researchers are saying

  • FindLaw writes: "Ballotpedia provides commendable and complete coverage."[37]
  • Governing says, "Come November, gubernatorial, legislative and local races won't be the only items on the ballot. Initiatives and referenda will top ballots in more than a dozen states, and a new Web site, Ballotpedia, aims to help voters navigate these measures."[38]
  • Infominder/Resource Shelf where "where dedicated librarians and researchers share the results of their directed (and occasionally quirky) web searches for resources and information", says, "..here in Florida, there always seem to be a wealth of “citizen initiatives,” etc., on the ballots at election time. The ballot language is often dense and impenetrable, and it can be difficult to figure out what you are voting for — or against. Ballotpedia attempts to keep track of these things and provide some context. It explains how the measure got onto the ballot in the first place, and tells you which groups/organizations are for it and against it — something that can be particularly helpful in the case of those ballot initiatives sponsored by special interest groups, but disguised by language to seem like something other than what they are.[39]
  • Oregon Legal Research, put together by a public law librarian, says, "...did you know about Ballotpedia? Use their search box and type in, uh, Oregon! They also have this beauty, Oregon ballot measures, and it includes 2008!"[40]
  • The National Initiative for Democracy says "Ballotpedia aims to be an abundant and growing source of information on citizen initiatives, ballot access, petition drives, initiative and referendum for political change, recall elections, school district bond issues and associated subjects."[41]
  • The Association of College & Research Libraries recommends Ballotpedia as a resource.[42]

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See also

References

  1. Governing, "Races (Besides the White House) You Should Watch," October 16, 2012
  2. This is Common Sense, "A Fighting (Peaceful) Chance," November 5, 2013
  3. National Taxpayers Union, "One-stop shopping for ballot measures," May 8, 2008
  4. Washington Examiner, "Ballotpedia is citizen-powered democracy," February 2, 2008
  5. Initiative & Referendum Institute, "Ballotwatch," Accessed December 5, 2013
  6. Go Green Solar, "Oh the Confusion! Understanding CA Ballot Initiatives," September 1, 2008
  7. Daily Kos, "Stop the CRUZade", November 28, 2013
  8. Citizens in Charge, "Ballotpedia: Tomorrow’s Top 5 Ballot Measures", November 4, 2013
  9. Wall Street Journal, "Ten Election Day Ballot Measures," November 5, 2013
  10. Washington Post, "The Fix: The death of the Kansas moderate?" August 8, 2012
  11. Politico, "A rough night for incumbents," August 8, 2012
  12. Five Thirty Eight, "A West Virginia forecast: High uncertainty," October 4, 2011
  13. Tulsa World, "Misery Loves Company," May 15, 2011
  14. News Sun, "First Steps of AP Recall Process Complete," May 18, 2011
  15. Cincinatti Enquirer, "Voters must take the initiative," August 9, 2008
  16. KESQ-TV, "Election Coverage," Accessed December 5, 2013
  17. Denver Daily News, "Denver's got issues", August 6, 2008
  18. Napa Valley Register Voter Guide, "Election 2008," Accessed December 5, 2013
  19. Christian Science Monitor, "Narrow tax hikes win support on election day 2013," November 11, 2013
  20. Modern Times Magazine, "Arizona Legislative Preview," January 2, 2014
  21. Watchdog Wire, "Gearing up for 2014 state legislative sessions," January 10, 2014
  22. Watchdog Wire, "Bill trackers learn to follow your state legislation," February 28, 2014
  23. Citizens Journal, "California Gun Rights Initiative," March 5, 2014
  24. Independent Political Report, "Free & Equal Wants You to Run for Congress," March 26, 2014
  25. Lifehacker, "Ballotpedia Helps You Understand Local Propositions and Initiatives," October 30, 2008
  26. ForceChange, "With heated local ballot campaigns, Ballotpedia.org is a great resource," October 24, 2008
  27. Daily Axioms, "Ballotpedia: What is on your ballot?," October 20, 2008
  28. Luna Tail, "Ballotpedia," October 17, 2008
  29. Mountain Buzz, "Ballotpedia - handy ballot summary site," October 23, 2008
  30. Random Dreams, "Ballotpedia," October 27, 2013
  31. Coos County Watchdog, "Ballotpedia is a Good Resource for Ballot Information," December 26, 2013
  32. News With Views, February 10, 2014
  33. Depot Dazed, "Ballotpedia Voter Resource," April 2014
  34. Watchdog.org, "A Grinch’s guide to Texas ballot measures," November 1, 2013
  35. Special Report with Bret Baier, November 6, 2013
  36. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, "Recall efforts not unique to Lubbock, an increasing trend in politics," November 22, 2013
  37. FindLaw, "Our Dear Sunnyvale Becomes the Next Big Gun Control Battleground," November 7, 2013
  38. Governing, "Idea Center," August 28, 2008
  39. Infominder/Resource Shelf, "Resources of the week: Another handful of niche sites," January 3, 2010
  40. Oregon Legal Research Blog, "How to Find Oregon Statewide Ballot Measures," August 14, 2008
  41. National Initiative for Democracy, "Links, Reference Information," accessed December 5, 2013
  42. Association of College & Research Libraries, accessed December 5, 2013