|Slogan||An interactive almanac of state politics.|
|Type of site||Wiki|
|Registration||Required to edit.|
|Owner||The Lucy Burns Institute|
|Launched||May 30, 2007|
|Alexa rank||16,088 (February 2013[update])|
Ballotpedia is a free, collaborative, online encyclopedia about United States politics, focusing on the so-called "down-ballot" candidates and ballot measures that typically receive less attention. It covers elections, congress, state executive officials, state legislatures, recall elections, ballot measures (including ballot measure law, school bond and tax elections and local ballot measures).
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".
Ballotpedia was founded by the Sam Adams Alliance in 2007, along with Judgepedia and Sunshine Review. The Sam Adams Alliance teaches a "decidedly libertarian, taxpayer mission for conservative watchdogs of state and local governments". In 2009 sponsorship of Ballotpedia was transferred to the Lucy Burns Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. 
See also 
- "Ballotpedia.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
- 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.
- Phillips, Kate (July 19, 2008). "The Caucus: The Sam Adams Project". New York Times (New York City). Retrieved April 27, 2011.
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- Lucy Burns Institute at GuideStar
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