Votebeat is a pop-up nonprofit newsroom covering local election administration and voting in eight states, created by Chalkbeat.
Votebeat enables a three-month sprint of focused local reporting dedicated to covering the mechanics of voting and election administration by adapting critical elements of the Chalkbeat model for covering local schools to the requirements of a pop-up project.
Votebeat’s newsroom is a network of local reporters dedicated entirely to covering voting and election administration in their community. A central team provides editorial guidance and works to ensure stories are distributed to the widest possible audience. Votebeat reporters are embedded in local nonprofit newsrooms that provide expert knowledge of their communities. Votebeat reporters adhere to Chalkbeat’s ethics policy.