On Tuesday, May 16th at 12pm ET Ballotpedia will be joining us to discuss citizen-led legislation (ballot measures), why it’s important, and ballot measure trends they are seeing around the country. Ballotpedia is the digital encyclopedia of American politics, and the nation’s premier resource for unbiased information on elections, politics, and policy As a non-partisan resource, they provide their readers curated content on all levels of U.S. politics that is relevant, reliable, and available for all.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Geoff Pallay is Ballotpedia’s Editor in Chief. He has been in that role since March 2015, overseeing Ballotpedia’s editorial department. Since joining Ballotpedia’s staff in 2010, Geoff has made it a life’s purpose to bring neutral, high-quality encyclopedic information to political consumers.
During his time at the company, the encyclopedia has grown by more than 200,000 pages. As Editor in Chief, Geoff is responsible for managing the encyclopedic content and political coverage while ensuring that proper systems and structures are in place throughout the department.
Over the years, Geoff has been intimately involved in launching many of the new projects at Ballotpedia, including coverage of state legislatures, Congress, redistricting, public policy, municipal officeholders, presidential elections, and legislation tracking. Geoff serves as the final decision-maker over much of the newsletter and front page content as well as editorial coverage and strategies.
Geoff’s other roles at Ballotpedia have included Associate Chief Content Officer (2014-2015), Director of Research (2013-2014), and Director of Strategic Projects (2013).
Prior to joining Ballotpedia, Geoff was a policy analyst for the South Carolina Policy Council and a copy editor for the Beaufort Gazette. Originally from New Jersey, Geoff studied journalism and history at Emory University before earning a Masters of Public Administration at the College of Charleston. Geoff lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two children, where he also serves as Neighborhood Association President in his community.
Ryan Byrne is the Managing Editor of the Ballot Measures Team at Ballotpedia. Ryan has been researching and writing about ballot measures for Ballotpedia since 2013. His ballot measures analyses have been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and The Hill.
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