“Voter’s Edge Colorado” site tracks ballot measure funding

Voter's Edge Colorado Offers a Nonpartisan Source of Information about Ballot Measures – Everything You Need to Know, All in One Place

I-News and MapLight, a nonpartisan political money tracker, have joined forces to launch Voter's Edge Colorado, a comprehensive voter guide profiling Colorado ballot measures.

Voter's Edge provides citizens and journalists with information on ballot measures, including summaries, funding information, impacts, endorsements, news reports, campaign advertisements and more.

The guide launches today profiling Amendment 64 - Marijuana Legalization, and Referendum S - State Personnel System. These will continue to be updated and more measures will be added as they qualify for the ballot.

"I-News' highest mission is helping citizens of a democracy understand the issues before them," said Laura Frank, I-News executive director. "Working with Maplight, we can help voters understand what Colorado ballot measures would really do and whose money is behind each side."

Voter's Edge Colorado offers citizens and journalists a one-stop shop for information about ballot measures, including:

Campaign Finance

  • How much money has been raised for and against each ballot measure
  • The top 10 list of contributors for and against each ballot measure and their total contributions

Endorsements

  • Names of organizations and individuals who have publicly indicated support of or opposition to each ballot measure

News

  • All of the latest news articles related to a ballot measure

Editorials

  • Editorials and opinion pieces written for and against each ballot measure

Advertisements

  • Advertisements being run by the official campaigns to support and oppose each ballot measure


Summary information

  • What a 'YES' or a 'NO' vote would mean
  • The financial impact a ballot measure would have
  • Arguments written by the campaigns for and against each ballot measure
  • Contact information of the campaigns for and against each ballot measure
  • Additional information - for example, how it got on the ballot

I-News media partners can embed Voter’s Edge Colorado on their websites. The guide can be directly accessed at: http://votersedge.org/colorado

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