Mission: To inform the American people by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government.
Background: Founded in 2007, Ballotpedia is a digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections whose mission is to educate those considering a run for office, anyone trying to decide how they'll vote in an election, and those looking for the latest political news and analysis from a reliable, nonpartisan source. With a stable of more than fifty writers and researchers, the organization works to connect people with politics by changing how they access the information they need to be informed about federal, state, and local politics. The site, which is sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin, currently features more than 300,000 articles that have been referenced by more than 14,000 media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Politico.
Outstanding Web Features: The Ballotpedia website is a one-stop-shop for all things election-related. A link at the top of the page takes visitors to continuously updated results of and developments in the 2020 elections, including a results summary; the status of uncalled races; and presidential election results by state. Owing to the likelihood of contested result outcomes, the site also tracks election disputes, lawsuits, and recounts. In addition, visitors can access an Election Help Desk, get more information about the 2020 presidential election, review election results by state, the types of elections held, learn more about how Ballotpedia decides when to call an election, and read election analysis. All visitors to the site are encouraged to engage with Ballotpedia through the organization's newsletters, news page, and featured articles.