Grant #319


November 5, 2018

Amidst chaotic disagreement about what’s true, BALLOTPEDIA serves up indisputable facts to inform voters. (What a relief.)

It’s hard to know where to turn for the truth these days, but some facts are just facts, such as the number of seats in the House of Representatives that are up for election on November 6 in the USA. (Hint: ALL OF THEM! Which is 435!)

Throughout this contentious election season, Ballotpedia has been providing trustworthy, fact-checked election information. In the ten years they’ve been collecting and disseminating the facts, they’ve created over 265,000 encyclopedic articles garnering over one billion (that’s “billion” with a “b”) pageviews.

Surprise, people are actually hungry for unbiased and accurate information about politics!

Ballotpedia serves it up daily, working year-round to verify candidate and ballot measure information. Voters can check out Ballotpedia’s Sample Ballot to easily see who and what is on their ballot, from the federal level all the way down to local races like school board elections.

Ballotpedia’s staff including 40 professional writers are working in around-the-clock shifts leading up to and including Election Day, making sure the data is up-to-date and accurate.

Some Ballotpedia fans send coffee gift cards to keep the staff going, but we’re sending this Awesome Without Borders grant to pay the basic expenses of updating everything in the database that’s going to change after this election.

Contrary to some assertions, there are facts that are simply indisputable, and we vote for Ballotpedia to keep pointing them out.

Get your painless civics lessons here, and follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

Category: Activism, Education, Technology



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