So we’re off this morning for our eat pie fill out our ballot election moment. It is such a great tradition and I think this morning a mimosa is probably in order too. Bo and I have been reviewing the initiatives. It’s a given that anything Bill Sizemore sleazed onto the ballot should be disregarded, but the others needed further consideration. I’ve mentioned it before but here’s the link again to Ballotpedia, a non-partisan wiki which has information on all the issues with handy hyerlinks, newspaper references, endorsments and compendium of published materials, genius! From their site…
Ballotpedia is a free, collaborative, online encyclopedia. It focuses on ballots, ballot measures, ballot access for initiatives and candidates, petition drives, the supporters and opponents of initiatives and, in general, all things ballot.
“Ballotpedia is a wiki, which means that anyone–including you right now–can edit any article by clicking on the “edit this page” link that appears on every article on Ballotpedia. By helping to edit, add information, any fix any mistakes you see, the quality and depth of the information steadily improves and grows over time.
The Sam Adams Alliance became Ballotpedia’s sponsor in March 2008, sponsoring two paid editors and underwriting the server space and other expenses. Ballotpedia was originally sponsored by the Citizens in Charge Foundation. The project commenced on May 30, 2007. As of March 15, 2008, Ballotpedia had 4,030 pages and 238 registered users.”