Like other wikis, Ballotpedia allows registered users to add content, edit the site, and fix mistakes. Ballotpedia also employs a handful of writers to create, edit, and monitor content.
Ballotpedia covers a slew of issues: elections, ballot measures and access, petitions and ballot law, recalls, school and local ballot measures, and state legislatures. It is also one of the only resources with comprehensive information on ballot measures in each state.
The site was launched in May 2007 and is currently sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute, a 501(c)(3) based in Madison, WI. The Lucy Burns Institute also sponsors WikiFOIA and Judgepedia.
Ballotpedia currently hosts 107,392 articles and claims 2,435 registered users.