|Slogan||An interactive almanac of U.S. politics.|
|Type of site||Wiki|
|Registration||Required for editing|
|Owner||Lucy Burns Institute|
|Launched||May 30, 2007|
|Alexa rank||21,382 (July 2014[update])|
Ballotpedia is a fact-checked wiki-style online encyclopedia about American politics and elections. It covers U.S. Congress, state executive officials, state legislatures, recall elections, state and local ballot measures, and school board elections. Ballotpedia and its sister site Judgepedia are both sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. The Wall Street Journal described Ballotpedia as "a nonpartisan organization that collects election data."
Ballotpedia's purpose is to cultivate a "thriving citizenship through the free and open sharing of information." The website "provides information on initiative supporters and opponents, financial reports, litigation news, status updates, poll numbers, and more." It is a "community-contributed web site, modeled after Wikipedia" and "contains volumes of information about initiatives, referenda, and recalls."
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, "Ballotpedia is a nonprofit wiki encyclopedia that uses nonpartisan collaboration to gather political info for sharing."
Ballotpedia was founded by the Citizens In Charge Foundation in 2007. Ballotpedia was sponsored by the Sam Adams Alliance in 2008, along with Judgepedia and Sunshine Review. In 2009, sponsorship of Ballotpedia was transferred to the Lucy Burns Institute, "a Wisconsin-based nonprofit that promotes education about local government."
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- "Ballotpedia:Bailey Ludlam". Ballotpedia. Lucy Burns Institute. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "Ballotpedia.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
- Wilson, Reid; Chokshi, Niraj (August 27, 2014). "Ballot initiatives become pricey playgrounds of parties and corporations". GovBeat (The Washington Post). Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- Morones, Alyssa (2013-08-22). "Ballotpedia Launches 'Wikipedia' for School Board Elections". Education Week. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- Seib, Gerald (2013-09-24). "How to Understand House Republicans". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- Davis, Gene (August 6, 2008). "Denver’s got issues: Ballot issues & you can learn more at Ballotpedia.com". Denver Daily News (Denver). Retrieved April 27, 2011.
- Lawrence, David G. (2009). California: The Politics of Diversity. Stamford, Connecticut: Cengage Learning. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-495-57097-4.
- Raphael, JR (November 3, 2008). "Top 20 Election Day Web sites and online tools: The best resources -- everything from widgets to mobile alerts -- to take you through the election's end". InfoWorld. Retrieved April 27, 2011.
- McGraw, Carol (2013-10-14). "Amendment 66 deemed a big issue nationally". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- Roberts, Joni; Drost, Carol; Hoover, Steven. "Ballotpedia Internet Review". Association of College & Research Libraries. American Library Association. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- Spillman, Benjamin (2013-07-29). "Cost to appeal Las Vegas Planning Commission decision called prohibitive". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- Simon, Jeff (2-3-2014). "Lost your bid to be an ‘American Idol’? Try Congress. It’s easier.". Washington Post. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
- Moore, Stephen (11-5-2013). "Ten Election Day Ballot Measures". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
- Mahtesian, Charles (2012-08-08). "A rough night for incumbents". Politico. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
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