|Slogan||An interactive almanac of U.S. politics.|
|Type of site||Wiki|
|Registration||Required to edit.|
|Owner||Lucy Burns Institute|
|Launched||May 30, 2007|
|Alexa rank||56,789 (December 2013[update])|
Ballotpedia is an online wiki-style encyclopedia about American politics. 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 Sam Adams Alliance in 2007, 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."
- "About Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2013-11-19.
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- 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.
- "Amendment 66 deemed a big issue nationally". Colorado Springs Gazette. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- Spillman, Benjamin (2013-07-29). "Cost to appeal Las Vegas Planning Commission decision called prohibitive". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
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