If the 2008 election proved anything, it’s that the internet is now and forever an integral part of elections. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the site Ballotpedia. As the name suggests, it’s a user-generated encyclopedia all about current ballot measures and elections. Simply put, it’s a Wikipedia for election-related information.
On Ballotpedia, users can select their state (or any state they want) and click on current amendments and propositions for that state. The site is non-partisan, so it doesn’t come down on one side or the other, but gives information both for and against ballot measures. What makes the encyclopedia especially useful is to surf around based on topic: so if you click on a marriage initiative in one state, you can then click a “marriage” link to find marriage-based initiatives in another state.
The site also has information on all state legislatures, voter fraud, small interim elections (like tax elections), petition drives, and other topics. Basically, if it’s related to an election: it’s here.
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