Category: Newsletters

  • 77% of the elections Ballotpedia covered in March were uncontested

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    Welcome to the Friday, April 5, Brew.  By: Samuel Wonacott Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Seventy-seven percent of the elections Ballotpedia covered in March were uncontested  As part of Ballotpedia’s growing coverage of the nation’s local elections (with a goal of eventually covering all of them), we will be…

  • Check out On the Ballot, our weekly podcast, featuring Ballotpedia’s founder and CEO Leslie Graves

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    Welcome to the Thursday, April 4, Brew.  By: Briana Ryan Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Check out the 100th episode of On the Ballot, our weekly podcast, featuring Ballotpedia’s CEO and founder Leslie Graves In this episode, Leslie Graves, founder and CEO of Ballotpedia, joins Ballotpedia Social Media Manager…

  • Hall Pass: Your Ticket to Understanding School Board Politics, Edition #104

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    Welcome to Hall Pass, a newsletter written to keep you plugged into the conversations driving school board politics and governance. In today’s edition, you’ll find: Reply to this email to share reactions or story ideas! On the issues: The debate over school chaplains In this section, we curate reporting, analysis, and commentary on the issues…

  • Elected or appointed – bills tackle changing certain office selection methods

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    Welcome to the Wednesday, April 3, Brew.  By: Ethan Sorell Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: State legislatures consider bills changing selection methods for certain offices Legislators in 15 states have introduced at least 33 bills this year that would alter selection methods for various local and state officials, with…

  • Economy and Society April 2, 2024: Mississippi issues cease and desist order to BlackRock, warns of potential finesEconomy and Society April 2, 2024:

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    ESG developments this week Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. In the states Mississippi issues cease and desist order to BlackRock, warns of potential fines…

  • A rundown of today’s elections (11 states!)

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    Welcome to the Tuesday, April 2, Brew.  By: Andrew Kronaizl Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Here’s a rundown of the 11 states holding elections today As the 2024 primary season continues, 11 states are holding presidential primaries, runoffs, statewide elections, special elections, and local elections today. Here’s what you…

  • 180 incumbents are term-limited this year—the fewest since 2010 for an even-numbered year

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    Welcome to the Monday, April 1, Brew.  By: Briana Ryan Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Impact of term limits on state legislative elections in 2024  Term limits in 12 states will affect legislative elections for districts in 12 senate and 10 house chambers. Every year since 2010, Ballotpedia has…

  • The Ballot Bulletin: Ballotpedia’s Weekly Digest on Election Administration, March 29, 2024

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    States approved 26 election-related bills since our last edition, compared to 40 in 2023 and nine in 2022 during the same period.  Welcome to The Ballot Bulletin: Ballotpedia’s Weekly Digest on Election Administration. Every Friday, we deliver the latest updates on election policy around the country, including nationwide trends and recent legislative activity. We want…

  • ICYMI: Top stories of the week

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    Each week, we bring you a collection of the most viewed stories from The Daily Brew, condensed.  Here are the top stories from the week of March 25-March 29. Three school board recalls have centered on district book policies since 2006 In a review of nearly 500 school board recall efforts since 2006, Ballotpedia found…

  • The 8th-closest California statewide ballot measure since 1908

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    Welcome to the Friday, March 29, Brew.  By: Samuel Wonacott Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: California Proposition 1 is the eighth-closest statewide ballot measure election since at least 1908, with a margin of 0.38 percentage points  On March 5, California voters approved Proposition 1, a measure changing how the…