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Ballotpedia Releases 2016 State Election Agency Report

Vermont tops Ballotpedia’s rankings again, earning 49 out of 50 possible points. Contact: Kristen Vonasek, Director of Communications Tel: (608) 957-7202 E-mail: Kristen.Vonasek@Ballotpedia.org   Middleton, Wis. - September 21, 2016: In a thriving democracy, any eligible individual who wishes to run for state or federal office can do so. In order to find a place on … Read More

New York Times Publishes Ballotpedia Series on Ballot Measures

The first op-ed of the planned three-part series ran on August 31, 2016. Contact: Kristen Vonasek, Director of Communications Tel: (608) 957-7202 E-mail: Kristen.Vonasek@Ballotpedia.org Middleton, WI - August 31, 2016: This morning, the New York Times published an op-ed written by Ballotpedia’s Joshua Altic, Ballot Measures Project Director, and Geoff Pallay, Editor-in-Chief. “Ballot Measures: American Direct … Read More

Ballotpedia Polls Battleground States

Clinton’s lead falls when polled against Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. John Kasich Contact: Kristen Mathews, Director of Communications Tel: (608) 957-7202 E-mail: Kristen.Mathews@Ballotpedia.org   Ballotpedia Polls Battleground States Clinton’s lead falls when polled against Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. John Kasich Middleton, WI - June 29, 2016: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican candidate Donald Trump 48 percent … Read More

Ballotpedia Webinar: 2016 Delegates and Conventions Explained

Middleton, WI- May 18, 2016: The Republican and Democratic national conventions are coming up quickly, and Ballotpedia is ready to help everyone prepare. A panel of experts will explain the often confusing, or incorrectly reported, parts of the major party … Read More

Ballotpedia Produces Podcast for Federal, State, and Local Political News

Ballotpedia Produces Podcast for Federal, State, and Local Political News Ballotpedia Podcast episodes now available for free download. Middleton - April 7, 2016: Ballotpedia has a new way to reach those seeking information on federal, state, and local politics. The Encyclopedia of … Read More

Ballotpedia Will Hold Webinar on Presidential Ballot Access Laws & Deadlines

Register to learn about the complex state specific requirements for presidential candidates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristen Mathews, Director of Editorial Communications Tel: (608) 957-7202 E-mail: Kristen.Mathews@Ballotpedia.org Madison - October 20, 2015: In order to get on the ballot, a candidate for president of the United States must meet a variety of complex, state-specific filing requirements … Read More

Veteran Journalist Jim Barnes Joins Ballotpedia Staff

Political Encyclopedia Adds Expert in Presidential Politics MADISON, Wis. – Ballotpedia.org announced today that veteran journalist Jim Barnes has joined its roster of reporters and writers. Barnes brings a wealth of experience to Ballotpedia, having covered every presidential election since 1984 … Read More

Big City Spending: How does your city compare?

 Municipal budget report analyzes spending in cities and states  Madison, Wisconsin - May 4, 2015: A new study from Ballotpedia compares city spending for the top 100 largest cities in the United States. In an analysis of budget figures and population, Ballotpedia … Read More

School Board Incumbents Score Another Term in 81% of Races

School Board Incumbency Report analyzes incumbent success in 2014 elections. Madison, Wisconsin - April 27, 2015: Ballotpedia has released a new study analyzing the success of school board incumbents running for re-election. With data gathered from their coverage of the 2014 school … Read More

Ballotpedia to absorb Judgepedia

Sister sites will merge to provide optimum reader experience Madison, Wisconsin - February 25, 2015: This week, the Lucy Burns Institute (LBI) announced the merger of its two flagship websites, Ballotpedia and Judgepedia. All articles from Judgepedia will be transferred to Ballotpedia.org, adding to its already extensive encyclopedic database. The merger will provide … Read More